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Lucic lands with a thud in doghouse

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08:36 AM ET 04.19 | If Milan Lucic is wondering about his game, he may have lots of time to think about it Friday. He's scored 4 goals in his last 34 games, and he's rarely shown the kind of raging fire and physical intimidation that is normally a fearsome factor in his game. With that in mind, Claude Julien dropped him to a fifth line role on Thursday's practice skating on the "scratch line" with Jay Pandolfo and Kaspars Daugavins. ... [Lucic] now appears headed toward a scratch for Friday night's big game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. If that does happen -- and it would be the first healthy scratch for Lucic since his rookie season if memory serves correctly -- the left winger wouldn't be blaming the coaching staff for doing it.

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April 19, 2013  08:55 AM ET

I'd say it was an apropriate place for him, except I like dogs

April 19, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Boston needs him to be at his best for the playoffs or it's going to be a tough go for them.

April 19, 2013  09:25 AM ET

Maybe Clod could inspire him with some 'Miller' tackling dummies.

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April 19, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Did tonight's game already get cancelled?

Bruins/Pens cancelled morning skate...still undecided on game.

April 19, 2013  11:05 AM ET

Last time I heard "thud" and "doghouse" in the same sentence, Mike Vick went to jail.

April 19, 2013  11:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Last time I heard "thud" and "doghouse" in the same sentence, Mike Vick went to jail.

Can I FM a question to you?

April 19, 2013  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'd say it was an apropriate place for him, except I like dogs

The Curse of Ryan Miller?

April 19, 2013  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'd say it was an apropriate place for him, except I like dogs

Well deserved too. He's been playing like Lucy van Pelt lately.

April 19, 2013  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Last time I heard "thud" and "doghouse" in the same sentence, Mike Vick went to jail.

Put a flea collar on him before he comes out.

April 19, 2013  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Can I FM a question to you?

Of course!

 
April 19, 2013  02:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Of course!

Thanks, I appreciate it. Question is on the way.

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