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Austin Sabourin
April 21, 2024  (5:41 PM)
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The Boston Bruins faced a crucial decision before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs: who would guard their net? Despite their attempts to keep it a secret, it became quite evident that Jeremy Swayman would be the chosen goalie.

During the NHL trade deadline, the Bruins made moves that hinted at their trust in Swayman's potential. They tried to trade Linus Ullmark, indicating their belief in Swayman's abilities for the long haul. Despite their practice of rotating goalies throughout the season, Swayman's stellar performance in Game 1 may solidify his position as the team's primary goalie.
Coach Jim Montgomery's recent statements suggest uncertainty regarding the goaltending situation for Game 2. He admitted,
"It's gonna be hard to go away from [Swayman] after the way he played."

Jim Montgomery says the #bruins coaching staff is still "contemplating" what to do with the goaltending for Game 2.

They've alternated starts between Swayman and Ullmark since late February.

Indeed, Swayman's outstanding statistics against the Maple Leafs and his impressive play in Game 1 may make him the Bruins' goalie of choice moving forward. While this may mean less ice time for Ullmark, the Bruins seem to be leaning towards Swayman as their goalie of the future, given his remarkable performance and potential.
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