Chad Johnson needed that. 



Milan Lucic is something of a walking encyclopedia when it comes to hockey. He can tell you on the spot what the Bruins’ history is against a certain team or player, and he can always recall the last time he accomplished a certain feat. And yet on Thursday night when he said that his overtime winner was the first time he had ever scored an overtime goal, it seemed like he had to have been mistaken.

On a night when Chad Johnson had to bail out the Bruins a few times, Milan Lucic gave the backup goalie a much-deserved win with an overtime goal to give the B’s a 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets.

Lucic picked up his eight goal of the season with 48.6 seconds left in overtime, beating Sergei Bobrovsky five-hole on a breakaway.

Chad Johnson was the first goalie off the ice in Thursday’s morning skate, meaning he will be between the pipes when the Bruins face the Blue Jackets Thursday night. It will be Johnson’s first start of the season at TD Garden.

Injured defenseman Adam McQuaid still has yet to skate since suffering a lower-body injury last Saturday against the Maple Leafs, but he did take a positive step forward Thursday when he rode the stationary bike.

Bruins coach Claude Julien said he saw McQuaid working out following the team’s morning skate, but that he still doesn’t know whether the team will take him to Ottawa for Friday’s game.

The Bruins paid Tuukka Rask $56 million to be the $3.5 million Tuukka Rask, as all they could have hoped for were eight repeat performances of his 2013 season.



WILMINGTON — Defenseman Adam McQuaid was the only player missing from Wednesday’s Bruins practice at Ristuccia Arena, suggesting he’s likely to remain out with a lower-body injury.

From looking at the standings, you wouldn’t guess that the Bruins are just turning a corner as they try to hit their stride and get all of their new guys comfortable in their system. 



The Bruins continued to make up ground in the standings Monday with a 3-0 win over the Lightning, but the matinee was overshadowed by a rather dark moment for one of the league’s top players.

The story of the game didn’t end up being scoring or standings placement, as an injury to Steven Stamkos left the superstar center down on the ice banging his fists in visible pain before being carried off on a stretcher.

Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid was confirmed out for Monday’s matinee against the Lightning with a lower-body injury, and the Bruins aren’t sure when he’ll be able to return.

“They haven’t told us whether it’s day-to-day or a week-plus,” Claude Julien said. “I don’t have the answer for you there.”