Milan Lucic LW BOS 4 Months

Milan Lucic skipped the morning skate prior to Game 5, but he's expected to play Saturday night.

He decided to take his maintenance day. The Bruins are still waiting for their top line, consisting of Lucic, David Krejci and Jarome Iginla, to break out offensively in their second-round series against Montreal. Lucic has been the most productive of the bunch with a goal and two helpers in four matches so far.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 4 Months

Milan Lucic is excited to face Montreal in Round 2.

He was asked if he hated the Canadiens and he said: "Yeah, I do. If you asked them the same question I'm sure they'd give you the same answer, that they hate us. It's just natural for me, being here for seven years now and just being part of this organization, you just naturally learn to hate the Montreal Canadiens with the battles that we've had against them over the last couple of years. It's definitely made you hate them." The Bruins power forward is also looking forward to being matched up against Montreal's most physical blueliner, Alexei Emelin.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 4 Months

Milan Lucic recorded a goal and an assist in Saturday afternoon's 4-2 victory over Detroit in Game 5.

His game-winning goal early in the third period sends Boston into the second round of the postseason, where they will face Montreal. Lucic also picked up an assist on Jarome Iginla's empty net marker. He had three goals and one assist in five games versus the Red Wings in the series. Loui Eriksson and Zdeno Chara added power-play goals in the match, while Torey Krug earned a pair of assists.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 4 Months

Milan Lucic admitted to liking the attention he received from the Detroit crowd in Games 3 and 4.

He became public enemy No. 1 after his spear to the groin region of Detroit defenseman Dan DeKeyser in Game 1. "I'd be lying if I said no," he said when asked if the boos from the Red Wings' faithful motivated him. "Any athlete would be lying if they said it doesn't. It was good to get that (goal). It ended up being a really big goal. That's the beauty of sports: the fans really get into it. That's what makes it fun, especially in a playoff atmosphere. You can't let it get the best of you. You want to get out there and create that satisfaction for yourself (by) coming up with a big play." Lucic recorded the game-tying goal in Boston's 3-2 overtime win. He also had five shots and six hits in the contest.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 4 Months

Milan Lucic potted his first goal of the postseason in Game 2's 4-1 victory over Detroit.

In Game 1 his spear to Dan DeKeyser was a front and center incident, but he made a much more positive impact on Sunday by scoring on a nice set up from linemate Jarome Iginla. Lucic also recorded four hits and two shots in the contest.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 4 Months

Milan Lucic didn't offer an explanation for why he speared Danny DeKeyser in Game 1.

"I don't want to say it was too much frustration. It was kind of a heat of the moment thing where you're not thinking when you do something like that," Lucic said. "I've been in the years seven years now, and I think I've only done that three times. I don't know why I did that." Lucic did something similar against Alexi Emelin just last month. He was fined $5,000 for his actions against DeKeyser.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 4 Months

Milan Lucic has received a $5,000 fine for spearing Detroit defenseman Dan DeKeyser below the belt.

The incident occurred late in the second period of Game 1 on Friday night and it went unpenalized because it was missed by the officiating staff.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 5 Months

Milan Lucic tallied his 22nd goal of 2013-14 in Thursday's extra session loss to the Maple Leafs.

He also had seven penalty minutes in the contest to give him a total of 85 in 76 games. Lucic ended a nine-game goalless drought when he scored against Toronto.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 5 Months

Milan Lucic has just two points in eight games since a streak of nine points in eight games ended on Mar. 15.

Although the slump comes at an inopportune time for fantasy owners, the burly 25 year-old's Bruins are 7-0-1 in their past eight games. Lucic could still pick it up in the near future, as he's been pretty good this season with 54 points and 78 penalty minutes through 74 games.

Milan Lucic LW BOS 6 Months

Milan Lucic registered a goal and two assists in Saturday's 5-1 win against Carolina.

The power forward has two goals and four assists during his current four-game point streak. Lucic has 54 points and 71 penalty minutes in 66 contests. Boston's top line has been very productive this year and they were great again versus the Hurricanes. Along with Lucic's three-point effort, David Krejci picked up three assists and Jarome Iginla scored two goals in Saturday's win. Chris Kelly and Torey Krug had the Bruins' other markers.