Reilly Smith, promoted to the Bruins’ second line to replace Loui Eriksson, is not a physical presence. Smith stands 6 feet tall and weighs 185 pounds. The 22-year-old is not an explosive skater. Smith doesn’t have the muscle on his stick like Jarome Iginla, the right wing with the team’s heaviest shot.
But Smith is smart. He’s slippery. Smith is the Bruins’ version of Matt Moulson — a clever, left-shot wing with a GPS programmed to home in on vacant patches of ice. It’s an innate skill that Smith has had since college, when he pumped in 30 goals in 39 games as a Miami University junior. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.