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Lucic scores rare home goal in Bruins win

Posted on: May 3, 2010 10:16 pm
Edited on: May 3, 2010 10:39 pm
 
By Erin Brown

A fan favorite in Boston, Milan Lucic finally rewarded the Bruins faithful.

Lucic scored the game-winner with 2:57 remaining in regulation to give the Bruins a 3-2 triumph and a 2-0 lead over the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Touted as a power forward, Lucic doesn't score often. In 199 career games, he has just 34 tallies, 14 of which were on home ice. This past season, he lit the lamp just once at TD Garden.

The winger registered his first tally of the postseason by corralling a puck on edge, spinning around in the slot and firing it past Flyers goalie Brian Boucher .

"For that one, I really didn't have a play," Lucic said. "It was a turn-around shooter and it got on through and found a hole.

"My whole thought was to get it on net and find a seam. I knew if I got it past the first defender, it had a chance. It was a good call on my part."

That good decision has Boston heading into Philadelphia with a 2-0 series lead. Boston is 20-6 all-time when up two games to none.

"We had home ice advantage and we wanted to take advantage of that and we did," Lucic said. "We ended up playing for 60 minutes to get that win. We know it is only going to get tougher from here on out."


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