Top line needs to remain red-hot: The Bruins top line of Nathan Horton, David Krejci, and Milan Lucic have been the story of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs as Krejci (21 points) and Horton (17 points) are the two playoff scoring leaders so far. Lucic has had a great playoff run as well with 13 points.
This red-hot trio has been the Bruins’ most consistent line in their first three series and the Bruins will need that to continue in the Stanley Cup Final. During their Cup run in 2011, Krejci led all players in playoff scoring and was playing great hockey. Luckily for the Bruins Krejci has been even better in 2013.
Horton and Lucic have complimented Krejci very well as the two power forwards have chipped in all playoffs long with some big goals. Horton has been a playoff hero for the Bruins during his time in Boston and that has continued in the 2013 playoffs. The Bruins’ top line will face their most difficult challenge thus far in the playoffs as they will see a lot of the Blackhawks’ Keith and Seabrook. Keeping the Bruins top line off the score sheet will be a difficult task for the Hawks.