Milan Lucic has gone 15 games without scoring a goal, but the big Bruins forward has every right to feel a little better about himself after last night's 2-1 double-overtime victory. Midway through Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series, Lucic started to crank it up. He wound up assisting on linemate Nathan Horton's game-winner. Lucic had a game-high eight shots, blocked four shots at the other end and sent centerman David Krejci in for a Grade-A scoring chance. While the game could have gone either way, you got the sense that if the Bruins were going to win, the top line was eventually going to break through. "Well I mean we were chipping away all game long it seemed like," Lucic said. "And I don't know what it is, these last 15 games I just, for myself, whenever I get a scoring chance it seems like it's not going in. But tonight we definitely didn't get frustrated and it was almost like when we had the opportunity in overtime we wanted to do whatever we could to step up and contribute to this team. And it's obviously great that we were able to create that goal. And you definitely don't want to be satisfied. You want to keep pushing for more and contributing." For Lucic, the key was staying positive.
Lucic a big contributor
Boston Herald | Apr 24