The shots might not yet be falling for Loui Eriksson the way they did when he was a perennial 30-goal scorer for the Dallas Stars, but the Swedish forward is still finding a way to make things happen for his new hockey team.

Erikson has two goals and seven points along with a plus-3 rating in nine games during the month of November, but the goals are the residue of paying the price around the net. Three of Eriksson’s four goals were tips or redirections of point shots while planted near the front of the net and maximizing his 6-foot-2, 196-pound frame.

No matter if they bounced off his body, one of his skates or were actually repositioned by a quick stick and superior hand/eye coordination.

“When you can’t find any goals, you have to go more to the front [of the net]. That’s what I’ve been trying to do the last few games,” said Eriksson, who is on pace for 18 goals and 45 points to this point in the season. “When you go there something [good] usually happens.

“It’s important for every team. That’s how you score most of the goals these days whether it’s a rebound or a tipped shot.”

There’s no doubting Eriksson’s ability to lift pucks underneath the bar while working in tight areas around the net, and that’s the kind of finishing ability that comes in handy with so many flopping butterfly goaltenders that leave the top shelf open. But there’s also something to be said for paying the price around the net for a few extra goals when the scoring chances are few and far between.

While skating with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand and using their forecheck to turn defense into offense, Eriksson knows finding other ways to generate offense will be a key part of his success in Boston.