It wasn’t even a year ago that Milan Lucic was deep in the doghouse owned by the coaching staff of this Boston Bruins club. He served as a healthy scratch on multiple occasions early on in 2013 and struggled mightily, before finally putting it back together when the postseason rolled around.
Compared to what his career numbers had indicated, 27 points in 46 games simply wasn’t enough for the 2013 season to be considered a productive one for Lucic. More specifically, he found the back of the net only seven games, after notching 56 goals in the two previous seasons combined.
He actually reached that goal total in the postseason alone last year, proving to be one of the larger offensive weapons for the Bruins, in every sense of the word, as they were able to reach the Stanley Cup Finals. That success from the tail end of last season has certainly carried over into this year.
The Bruins have gotten off to a pretty decent start this year, but they’re still looking for offensive production, or at least offensive production of the consistent variety, from some of their key forwards. They haven’t been looking for it from Lucic, though, as the veteran has come on particularly strong as of late.
In 10 games for the Bruins this season, Lucic has only gone two without notching at least one point. He has 11 total on the season, and currently finds himself on a four-game point streak. He has six points, with an even split between goals and assists, over the course of the streak. His split for the year is at six goals and five assists, while he’s a plus-7 on the year.
When Lucic is on his game, he has the potential to be one of the more dominating forwards in the league. He’s a physical force, and when you add in the type of offensive production that the Bruins are currently receiving from him, he’s an absolute terror for opposing teams to match up against.