Milan Lucic may not be the most important Bruin, but he's on the short list.

Lucic has become what old-time hockey writers used to call "a stemwinder," or a guy who is a leader, a catalyst and someone who gets his team moving.

When Looch is moving the way he was last night, you can pretty well bet the B's are in good form, too — which was definitely the case in their sorely needed 6-2 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Garden.

Lucic, like Terry O'Reilly and Cam Neely before him, becomes a better player when he is not thinking about scoring goals, but rather focusing on moving his feet and playing hard, physical hockey. Amazing how that works: Less is more.