Milan Lucic knew he was going to have to fight coming in to this game against the Sabres. So fight he did, and Paul Gaustad was a little worse for the wear afterwards.
NESN Nation's Dan Duquette feels like he could have given our "Perfect 10" player of the game award to about 10 different players for their contributions in the Bruins' 4-3 shootout win against the Sabres. But, he's awarding it to Lucic for stepping up to the plate and taking care of what had to be done.
Yes, he could have given it to Benoit Pouliot for scoring the only goal out of the 10 different shots from the overtime shootout. He could have given it to Zdeno Chara for winning his own fight and scoring a clutch goal in the third period. Or he could have given it to Tim Thomas for catching fire at the end of the game and locking up the W.
With so many choices, it's a tough decision to know who most deserves it. Who gets your vote?