BOSTON — Milan Lucic said at the start of the season he wanted to reach 20 goals.
It took the Bruins winger just 47 games played to reach that mark.
Lucic’s 20th goal of the season proved to be the game-winner tonight in a 2-1 win over Florida at the TD Garden.
“That was a big question coming in from myself and a lot of people, if I was able to get to that mark, and it came a lot quicker than I thought. But most importantly it was a big goal to help the team win here,” he said after the victory. “And it’s great that we’re first in the division heading into the All-Star Break.”
After an injury-riddled season that limited him to just 50 games in 2009-10, Lucic came back to Boston healthy for this campaign. Now he has to change his statistical targets.
“I’m just taking it one at a time, just looking at every game here and just try to create chances and opportunities,” he said. “I’ve had some real great linemates this year, and I feel like I’ve been skating better, and I’ve worked on my shot so I think that’s a big reason why I’ve been able to produce. And looking forward it’s the same thing. I’ve just got to take it one game at a time. I shouldn’t change anything and keep pushing for more.”