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SportBruins’ Jake DeBrusk ready for Game 3, including a hostile reception

00:25  16 april  2019
00:25  16 april  2019 Source:   bostonglobe.com

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Jake DeBrusk Bio. DeBrusk is a second-generation NHL player. His father, Louie DeBrusk , played 401 games for the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix DeBrusk earned a spot on the Bruins at training camp in 2017 and wasted no time scoring his first NHL goal; he beat Pekka Rinne

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TORONTO – When the adrenaline ran out after Game 2, with his heart rate back to normal, Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk was worried about how he’d feel. A cross-check to the head, near the end of a brutal physical contest, could have put him out of action.

The verdict: “A lot better than anticipated, to be honest with you,” said DeBrusk, who was dazed when he met with reporters Saturday night.

The Bruins winger said mid-Monday morning he was ready for Game 3, as the NHL prepared to suspend Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri for his stickwork. The Bruins also welcomed back defenseman Torey Krug, who went head-first into the boards from a Jake Muzzin hit on Saturday. The Leafs won’t be happy to see him back.

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Jake DeBrusk (born October 17, 1996) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He is currently playing for the Boston Bruins in the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Same goes for DeBrusk, the second-year wing known more for goals (27 this year, two in Game 7 last year against Toronto) than his grittiness. Brad Marchand may be passing the torch. DeBrusk, at this hour, is the most hated Bruin in this city.

Ready to be booed?

“Yes and no,” he said. “I’ve never really been that before, I guess, enemy No. 1.”

He was more concerned about scoring.

“I haven’t been able to get on the board in this year’s series yet,” he said.

The son of ex-NHL tough guy Louie DeBrusk needs no counseling.

“It’s playoff hockey,” the younger DeBrusk said. “You’ve got to understand it’s a physical game out there. It was physical in Game 1 as well. I had to lick my wounds after Game 1. I understood that’s how this series is going to be played.”

DeBrusk was asked to defend his hit on Patrick Marleau, which directly preceded Kadri’s cross-check.

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Jake DeBrusk has a three -point night after a career-low amount of ice time against the Rangers last weekend. DeBrusk notched the playmaking, primary assists on both of the power play goals in the second period, including the eventual game -winner to Charlie McAvoy on a sweet, cross-ice seam

Bruins ' Jake DeBrusk scores on Sabres goalie Robin Lehner during the second period. –Jeffrey T. Barnes / AP. NOTES: Bruins forward David Krejci missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury. … The Sabres activated Jacob Josefson from injured reserve.

“I was just trying to backcheck on the player,” said DeBrusk, who hit the 21-year-veteran into the stanchion. “I saw it was him, but it’s playoff hockey. Everyone can be hit. I’ve been hit by him a couple times.

“Originally I heard a loud noise and kind of turned to see what happened. He got up and he was fine. I wasn’t necessarily trying to, you know, hurt him. I’m not intentionally hurting guys out there. I turned to look, and what happened, happened.”

DeBrusk didn’t bite when asked to respond to ex-NHL agitator Sean Avery, who took to Instagram to call it a “dirty” and “greasy [expletive] hit,” saying Toronto’s Auston Matthews should “set the tone for the home crowd” by fighting DeBrusk at center ice Monday.

Side note: From ages 8 to 10, DeBrusk played high-level travel hockey with Matthews in Phoenix, where the Toronto star grew up. DeBrusk, from Edmonton, was living there while his father did radio commentary for the Coyotes. It’s doubtful they would tangle, but again, these are the playoffs.

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DeBrusk heard what Avery said, though.

“To be honest, I’m just focusing on Game 3,” he said. “I think that ...”

A Toronto reporter groaned.

“I know. Trust me,” DeBrusk said, smiling. “We’re focused on the game tonight. There’s different things that happen off the ice, on social media. I’ve been kind of getting a little bit, some comments and certain things like that that aren’t necessarily the nicest.

“It’s playoff hockey. There’s lots of passionate fans here in Canada, especially in Toronto.”

And on the streets of New York City, too, where Avery filmed his video.

“That [expletive] DeBrusk kid,” Avery said. “The only problem with Kadri’s hit is he didn’t take the top row of DeBrusk’s teeth out.”

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