Jarome Iginla seemed to immediately almost magically mesh with new linemates Milan Lucic and David Krejci. Before you could blink an eye Iginla had already snapped off a pair of goals against the Montreal Canadiens in his first time donning the Black and Gold B’s sweater.

It’s been a bit more of a gradual learning curve for Loui Eriksson while skating with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand but it’s also beginning to come around.

Their line actually produced two goals in Boston’s 3-2 overtime preseason win over the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre Thursday night. The line totaled nine shots on net. Both Bergeron and Eriksson had their first goals of the preseason and the former Dallas Stars standout ended the game with a roofed shot after the pass had originally bounced off his skate blade.

That’s a pretty good showing of skill on an overtime play where the game was obviously on the line and his first goal was just waiting to be counted in the exhibition books.

“It was nice to be able to score one” said Eriksson. “It was nice to do it in overtime.”

But there were also some growing pains as the two-way threesome continues to develop a feel for each other and determines where they need to be on the ice when skating together as a group.

In one low point Eriksson and Marchand crashed into each other at the offensive blue line and several times one of the three forwards was caught wandering off-side. If there was a word for being a smooth operator on the ice each of the three forwards was far from it this time around.