With his assist on David Krejci’s goal at 3:08 of the second period, Lucic notched his 30th assist of the season to go along with his 30 goals.
“He’s a big help for me,” Krejci said. “He can put the puck in the net and he can win so many battles for me. So I’m really happy he’s on my line and he’s playing the way he is this year.”
Lucic is one of two players in the NHL this season with 30 goals and 100 penalty minutes, joining Anaheim’s Corey Perry. Lucic is also the first Bruins player to reach those totals since Joe Thornton in 2002-03.
Despite the time of the season and with the Stanley Cup playoffs on the horizon, Lucic decided to drop the gloves against the Maple Leafs' Jay Rosehill. It was a spirited battle between the two and it sparked both teams.
“It was a good time in the game; it got us going a little bit,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “I think there were a lot of little things going on that weren’t getting taken care of. I think that did the job for both teams.”