It seems with every passing game we’ve been saying; “That was Milan Lucic’s best outing all season.” And over the past week — four games in all — No. 17 seems to be getting better and better, while looking like the Milan Lucic of last year’s playoffs.
Sidelined with a high-ankle sprain sustained back on Nov. 27 against the Minnesota Wild, Lucic missed the following 18 contests while watching his team from the Injured Reserve list — his second stint on the list. Even if the ankle-injury is still lingering today, it appears as if the pain is bearable enough to log more ice time while becoming an important cog in the Bruins’ new power play plan of attack. Lucic — registering one power play assist today, while creating traffic and a screen on the B’s third power play goal — was lined with David Krejci and Blake Wheeler up front, and Zdeno Chara and Johnny Boychuk on the blue-line.
“Yeah I think it kind of goes hand-in-hand. We needed some net-front presence and some good net-front presence. He’s one of those guys.” said head coach Claude Julien after the Bruins’ 5-0 blanking of the Clagary Flames this afternoon.