Milan Lucic’s performance made the TD Garden rain hats on the ice tonight, as No. 17 scored goals eight, nine and 10 of the season. The Bruins skated past Tomas Vokoun and the Florida Panthers, 4-0.
Lucic now has points in 14 of Boston’s 17 games this season — 10-7-17, plus-12 totals. Right-winger Nathan Horton had his hands on all three Lucic goals, catapulting his 2010-11 NHL totals to 10-8-18, plus-11.
B’s netminder Tuukka Rask won his first game of this year’s campaign in dominating fashion — a 41-save shutout — to put Boston in sole possession of fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
Defenseman Johnny Boychuk made his return to the ice tonight after missing the previous 10 games with a fractured forearm, logging 18:20 of total ice time. And Brad Marchand led all Bruins’ with seven of the team’s 40 shots on goal.
To catch the Black and Gold’s reaction after tonight’s win — their third straight — check out this post game vid, courtesy of Biz Jacobs of InsideHockey.com