A case can be made that Milan Lucic's goal in the final minute of the second period last night was the Bruins' biggest tally of the season.

We will never know if this is true, of course, because we'll never know what would have happened in the B's first post-All-Star break outing if Lucic had not scored.

What we do know is that, in an important game for the B's, whose play had declined before the break, things were again not looking good through most of two periods against the vastly improved Ottawa Senators.