Krejci scores in Czechs win over Germany

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Krejci scores in Czechs win over Germany

Don't be jealous, Bruins fans. David Krejci seems to finally be playing well, it's just not for your benefit.

After Krejci's sub-par playoffs for the Bruins -- it was really a sub-par season, truth be told -- the Czech Republic center is pouring in the points for his national team in the IIHF World Championships.

The Czechs rolled to an 8-1 win over Germany to finish their round-robin schedule on Tuesday. Krejci added a goal and two assists for the Czechs.

Krejci showed the form that made him the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs scoring leader with Boston, reportedly lifting a smooth-looking backhanded shot past the sprawling German goalie.

Krejci had another chance for the Czechs' ninth goal on a penalty shot, but he allegedly lollygagged in on the goalie and was stuffed.

Maybe he felt bad for the Germans. Maybe he feared Dennis Seidenberg would be waiting for him back in Boston with a whuppin' if the Czechs ran up the score. In any event, Krejci still had a solid game.

The Czechs are hoping for their third straight medal in the World Championship. They won gold in 2010 and bronze in 2011. They will face Sweden tomorrow.

Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

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Sheary, Crosby lead Penguins past Bruins, 5-1

PITTSBURGH - Conor Sheary scored two goals, Sidney Crosby added his league-leading 28th and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game, 5-1 over the Boston Bruins.

Pittsburgh led 2-1 through two periods before breaking out in the third with three goals in a span of 2 minutes, 57 seconds.

Sheary scored his 17th and has nine goals in nine games. Bryan Rust added his 12th and Patric Hornqvist his 11th for the Penguins, who won a season-high seventh straight at home. Pittsburgh the NHL's best home team, is 13-0-1 in its last 14 home games.

Evgeni Malkin had two assists for a season-best seven-game point streak. Crosby added two assists for a three-point game. Matt Murray made 44 saves to win his fourth straight game.

David Krejci scored his 11th for the Bruins, who have lost four straight and five of their last six.