Just like his linemate David Krejci
, Milan Lucic
thought their trio with Nathan Horton
had a decent game against the Phoenix Coyotes during the B's 2-1 overtime win on Wednesday in Arizona.
"Yeah definitely, I think we spend a majority of our time in the offensive zone and that’s usually a good thing," said Lucic who owns a 12-13-25 line through 33 games.
"We created a lot of shots, and for myself I got a lot of [shots blocked] that probably could have ended up as some goals.
"Our line’s at its best when we’re coming up the ice with a lot of speed and supporting each other, in the offensive zone we’re really strong and hard on the puck and we felt as a line we did a good job on that yesterday."
"Unfortunately, we only got one goal [Krejci's] out of it, but we have to stick with it and it will come," said the left wing.
Lucic's words echoed Krejci's
in terms of a candid self assessment, but speaking about his team overall, B's Head Coach Claude Julien cautioned against too much concern based on one or two games.
"We got to be careful we don’t get caught up in all the hoopla that is going around our team,” said Julien on Thursday. “If we don’t dominate totally in a game, all of a sudden it’s like, ‘Oh they didn’t play really well.’"
But Lucic and his line take a lot of pride in their dominant role at the top of the B's lineup.
"For sure, you want to step up and produce all the time – in the end chances are just chances if you’re not making them count," said Lucic. "For us, a the end you got to be hard on yourself [in terms of] getting results.
"We’re a line that’s hard on ourselves and hard on each other to make sure we’re bearing down when we get chances."