Claude Julien still refers to Milan Lucic, David Krejci, and Nathan Horton as his first line. But lately, the three have been first-liners in name only.
In Tuesday’s 3-2 giveaway to Pittsburgh, Lucic didn’t put a single puck on Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. Krejci recorded one shot in 16:18 of ice time. Horton landed two shots. The three forwards were on the ice for both of Brandon Sutter’s third-period goals.