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NEW YORK — Johnny Boychuk owns one of the deadliest slap shots on the roster. Boychuk can hum the puck as hard as anyone.
But one reason why the Bruins haven’t deployed Boychuk’s rocket on the power play is because the defenseman hasn’t consistently put pucks on net.
That has not been the case in the playoffs.
Boychuk scored his fourth goal of the postseason at 3:10 of the third period in Game 3 Tuesday night. Boychuk could have even more had his shots not repeatedly struck iron.
Boychuk trails only David Krejci (five) in goals. Boychuk’s shots are landing on net.
“Just hitting the net, and guys are getting in front of them,” Boychuk said. “Sometimes it’s just luck.