It will be a long summer for all Bruins, but it might be especially long for first-liners David Krejci and Milan Lucic, who did not have the kind of impact that they'd had in past postseasons.

Krejci was held to 1-2-3 totals and Lucic had three assists and no goals in the seven-game series against the Washington Capitals.

For Krejci, the entire year was a roller coaster of inconsistency. He set a career high in goals with 23 and finished with 62 points, but he was a minus-5 — the first time he finished in the red since his rookie season. There was one point that he was skidding so badly that he was moved to third-line wing.

Krejci feels the fact that he wasn't a plus-player caused the coaching staff to lose confidence in him.

"I wasn't a minus since my first year in the league and I definitely want to get back up there and want to get back the confidence in the coaches to put me in in key situations," said Krejci, who signed a thee-year deal worth $5.25 million this season that kicks in next season.