It’s hot and cramped in the Bruins locker room whenever it’s open to the media. There are dozens of reporters scurrying around.
They poke tape recorders and microphones through hectic scrums. They jockey for position like they are looking for a deflection in the crease.
Players respond to whoever asks their question the quickest or the loudest.
Unless it’s Pavel Skorepa standing by David Krejci’s stall.
“Whenever I open my mouth, no matter what I say, he’ll poke his head up kind of over the crowd,” said Skorepa, a reporter with the Daily Blesk, Czech Republic’s most-read newspaper. “And he’ll kind of give me a smile.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.