BOSTON -- If anyone knows what Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin are going through during the Boston Bruins' Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, it's forward Milan Lucic.
In 2011, Lucic led the team during the regular season with 30 goals but failed to score a goal in the Bruins' first seven postseason games. Lucic also failed to score in the first round in 2012 against the Washington Capitals before the Bruins were eliminated.
Although the Bruins carry a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 Sunday (7 p.m. ET, CBC, RDS), Marchand and Seguin have yet to solve the Toronto Maple Leafs' defense. Marchand, the Bruins' leading scorer in the regular season with 18 goals and 36 points, has two assists through five games, and Seguin, who scored 16 goals in the regular season, has no points.
"It happened to me last year and it happened to me in 2011, where you lead the team in goals and scoring and then you go into the first round of the playoffs and it's not really going for you," Lucic said after an optional practice Saturday at TD Garden. "I mean, I think you have to try to do whatever you can to get yourself out of it and not put too much emphasis on scoring. Because scoring is, if you look at it, you can't get to C without accomplishing A and B. So you just focus on A and B more so and it'll get to the result that you want to get to."