Lucic needs nine stitches above eye

TORONTO -- The Bruins and Milan Lucic had a scary moment in the closing seconds of the first period of Wednesday night's Game 4.

The Bruins were on the power play when Lucic was hit in the face by a redirected puck. He dropped to the ice and was bleeding as the buzzer sounded to end the period. He got to his feet and slowly skated off the ice with team trainer Don Del Negro waiting for him at the bench.

Lucic returned for the start of the second period and assisted on Bergeron's power-play goal at 32 seconds.

After Boston's 4-3 overtime win, Lucic was sporting nine stitches above his right eye.

"Thankfully it hit me on the eyebrow and wasn't lower," he said. "I kind of felt like I got kicked in the head there when the puck hit me."

Lucic was on the other end of another scary moment halfway through the third period. Lucic unloaded a slap shot from the top of the left faceoff circle that hit the Leafs' Mark Fraser in the forehead. The Toronto defenseman dropped to the ice and left a pool of blood. He was able to skate off the ice with the help of a trainer, but did not return.

"I saw him get escorted out of the arena and it wasn't an eye injury for him and that's good to see that he didn't receive an eye injury and he was up and walking on his own," Lucic said. "It's a part of the game. We have the choice of wearing visors or not, but luckily for us not more damage happened than what could have happened."