-- Guy Boucher
says center Dominic Moore
doesn't get enough of the credit for the success of Tampa Bay's third line, but that may no longer be true.
Moore was, after all, named the No. 1 star in the Lightning's Game 1 victory against the Boston Bruins
in the Eastern Conference Finals without being one of the team's five goal scorers. But Boucher's broader point is sound -- Moore is a guy who hasn't been getting the recognition he deserves for a while now.
"He does everything but [Sean] Bergenheim gets the credit or [Steve] Downie gets the credit. When you look at the clips, you realize a big portion of why they were successful was because of Dominic Moore
," Boucher said. "It is not surprising to me. That's why we brought him in. Last year I thought he was one of the better players for Montreal in the playoffs and I liked him during the season. He's just continually doing what I feel fits exactly with what we want to do with this team."
Boucher is right about Moore's performance in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He was a prototypical No. 3 center for the Canadiens, delivering fantastic work on the penalty kill, winning faceoffs, playing sound defensively at even strength and chipping in some offense.