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Video: Lucic’s overtime breakaway locks up Bruins’ fourth straight win

Nov 14, 2013, 10:25 PM EDT

The Boston Bruins won their fourth game in a row by taking out the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 in overtime.

They were able to do it thanks to a breakaway goal by Milan Lucic beating Sergei Bobrovsky in the closing seconds of the extra session.

For Lucic, the goal was his team-leading eighth of the year. Keep in mind he had only seven goals all last year.

Those numbers are also important for the Blue Jackets as they’ve lost seven of their last eight games. Incredibly, if the Jackets beat the Montreal Canadiens on Friday night, they’ll be just two points back of third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Sure is nice to be in the Eastern Conference, isn’t it?

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    The puck was far enough ahead of Lucic initially that I was surprised the Bobster didn’t make a dash for it to try to prevent the breakaway. It’s of course a split-second decision; hesitate even one second and you’re doomed, but go for it and win and it’s very cool.

    • 19to77 - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:44 AM

      On the flip side, it IS Milan Lucic, so if Bob goes for it, he probably just gets a full-tilt charging hit for his trouble. You know, the full Miller treatment.

      • cfol44 - Nov 15, 2013 at 1:21 AM

        Will the crying ever end???????

      • peterjohnjoseph - Nov 15, 2013 at 1:59 AM

        On the flip side, any goalie willing to run into a speeding train in a situation where the speeding train in question isn’t exactly the quickest at switching tracks in a split second, should probably understand what the risks are. Do you see what happens behind nets? Defensmen duck.. I mean, literally, duck. You’re telling me a man as large as him in full stride can get out of the way when that happens?

        Drop it. I hate to break it, but off ice the dude is so nice its rediculous. I’m talking dream job would be saving babies kind of nice.

  2. itsallniceonice - Nov 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM

    Glad to see Lucic continuing on from his incredible playoff run. Tons of effort every night. Looks like he is finally becoming the player everyone expected him to be.

  3. peterjohnjoseph - Nov 15, 2013 at 2:01 AM

    I guess Lucic really does hate shootouts. Guy doesn’t block shots at the line often, or get unassisted breaks, but I’m sure when he realized there was only about a minute left in overtime he pulled a “oh, hell no..”.

  4. jacketsfan7 - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:42 AM

    I’d rather get 1 out of 2 PTA and have bob stay healthy

  5. nhstateline - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    we figured the Bruins were in a rush to get on the plane so they could make the clubs in Gatineau before closing time. Lucic sensing that valuable drinking time was already being wasted in the ot and more wasted time was coming up in the shootout stepped up and made a heck of a play. The over the top reaction from the Bruins bench indicates there might be something to this……Seriously, this is a good win for the Bruins, the kind of game they would have lost in earlier years. We were surprised Columbus got so defensive in the third. I can’t recall seeing a team play for ot from 12 minutes out but that’s what they did meaning a lot of why this got to ot was Columbus’s very solid defensive effort and good goaltending.

  6. dropthepuckeh - Nov 15, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Seems like just yesterday someone was commenting on Lucic – he seemed to do okay.

    muckleflugga – Nov 14, 2013 at 1:07 PM
    i can see why milan would like it…

    more room to pull himself along the boards with his right hand during one of his patented rushes

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