After being a healthy scratch in Thursday’s home opener win over the New Jersey Devils, Ryan Spooner returned to the Bruins lineup as the left winger on the David Krejci-David Backes line last night.

Asked what he wanted to see from Spooner yesterday morning, coach Claude Julien was not specific, but pretty darn direct.

“He just has to be better. That’s why we sat him out. He just wasn’t good enough. He’s capable of doing more and we expect more out of him,” said Julien. “It’s everything. He’s a guy that can produce. He’s a guy that can play the full game and he’s shown that he can. It’s something that he has to do and something he can do.”

In the 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens last night, Spooner scored his first goal of the season on a late power play, had a team-high four shots on net and even threw a couple of hits. He was also on the ice for the last two Canadien goals. Julien gave credit where it was due, but wasn’t about to gush.