WILMINGTON — Had the Bruins been fighting for a playoff spot Thursday against Phoenix, it’s likely that Torey Krug would have been in the lineup. Krug is the triggerman on the No. 1 power-play unit and leads the team with 18 man-up points.
But for a number of reasons, leading with the Bruins’ likely status as a top-two playoff seed, Krug was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. He had been the only defenseman on the team to dress for all 65 previous games.