BOSTON (AP) -- Things were bouncing right for Milan Lucic and the Boston Bruins.
Lucic scored a pair of goals and Patrice Bergeron added another, lifting the surging Bruins to a 3-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.
"It’s nice to have some puck luck," said Lucic, who said both goals hit a Blue Jackets player and changed direction en route to the net.
The rugged Boston winger, who also had a fight in the second period, even thought linemate Jarome Iginla may have scored the second one.
Lucic hadn’t scored a goal in his past six games after getting off to a fast start with nine.
David Krejci added two assists for Eastern Conference-leading Boston, which is 10-2-2 in its past 14 games.
Boston’s Chad Johnson needed only 13 saves for the win in just his fifth start. No. 1 goalie Tuukka Rask was given the night off.
The Bruins haven’t lost at home in regulation in 11 games (9-0-2). Boston has won all three meetings between the teams this season.
Ryan Johansen scored a power-play goal for the Blue Jackets, who were outshot 36-14.
Backup goaltender Curtis McElhinney stopped 33 shots for Columbus, which lost for the 12th time in 17 games. The Blue Jackets haven’t won consecutive games since late October.
Boston jumped ahead 1-0 when Bergeron scored on a tough-angle shot at 9:02 of the first. He fired one from near the right boards and the puck slipped behind McElhinney as Boston winger Loui Eriksson was cutting in front.
The Bruins made it 2-0 on Lucic’s power-play goal with just over 5 minutes left in the first. Torey Krug fired a shot from the left point and Lucic, positioned in front, tipped it by McElhinney.