It was a rough week to be a member of the Boston Bruins. A team that was cruising along, even during the toughest portion of its schedule to date, Boston hit a bump in the road with an 0-2-1 week against San Jose, New Jersey and Nashville.
But I still have to pick a Bruin of the Week. And even though he tapered out in the shootout loss to Nashville Saturday with just one hit and no points, winger Milan Lucic had the best week of any individual wearing black and gold.
One of the few bright spots in the 5-2 loss to San Jose, Lucic potted both Boston goals and also threw five hits in what might’ve been his best game since returning from an upper-body injury late last month. Two nights later in New Jersey, he didn’t hit the scoreboard. But Lucic threw three more hits against a rugged Devils team.
Looking ahead, Lucic’s contributions will continue to be increased in importance as this week unfolds, with the Bruins playing three games all on the road — and probably continuing to do so down a top-nine forward or two.