The Bruins are three games into the playoffs and Milan Lucic is in unfamiliar territory: He's still without a postseason point.

But coach Claude Julien believes that, with his linemates David Krejci and Nathan Horton getting on the board, it's only a matter of time for Lucic as well.

"He was better (Monday) night," Julien said. "And if you see his linemates starting to roll, he'll follow it up, and vice versa. When those guys start playing, usually the other guy catches up. I'm expecting him to get even better. And we're going to need him to be better to win the series."

Lucic had only one shot on net in the B's 4-2 win over the Canadiens on Monday, but it was a great chance on a breakaway. It also could have broken the Habs' backs if it had gone in.

"I saw (P.K.) Subban had the puck and he was trying to dump it in," Lucic said. "So I just went after him and it went off my shin pad. I felt like I could catch (Carey) Price 5-hole and it would have been better, obviously, if it went in and made it 4-0. Then they came right back and made it 3-1.

"But I think as a whole team, we did a better job of getting on pucks and creating more turnovers. We have to keep up with that."

And Lucic's top line really showed up for the first time in the series.