Bruins' Lucic: Penguins are the Miami Heat of the NHL

Boston Bruins Milan Lucic celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the first period...

Boston Bruins Milan Lucic celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers during the first period of their NHL hockey game at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts January 19, 2013. (REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:22 PM ET

BOSTON - Some might bill the Eastern Conference final as the star-laden Pittsburgh Penguins against the deep Boston Bruins, but that does both teams a bit of a disservice.

The Penguins might roll with the likes of the league’s best player in Sidney Crosby, former MVP Evgeni Malkin, Norris Trophy finalist Kris Letang and former 50-goal scorer Jarome Iginla, but they also have a very solid third line and a serviceable fourth line.

“In my mind, they’re almost like the Miami Heat of the NHL with all the star power that they’ve got,” said Bruins forward Milan Lucic in comparing the Penguins to the NBA powerhouse. “Probably the two best players in the world, a 40-goal scorer, a former 50-goal scorer, future Hall of Famer, and a Norris Trophy candidate are on their team. They definitely have a lot of weapons.

 

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