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Jim Montgomery announces changes with the Bruins goaltending

Published April 7, 2024 at 7:28 PM

In Boston, the Bruins have been employing a goalie rotation strategy for nearly two seasons, which has proven successful with Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman.

Together, they boast a remarkable record, winning 66% of their starts and saving 92% of shots faced. Ullmark's Vezina Trophy win in 2023 and their joint William M. Jennings Trophy underline their dominance.

However, the Bruins deviated from this rotation in the 2023 Stanley Cup playoffs, ultimately leading to a seven-game series loss. To avoid repeating history, Coach Jim Montgomery hinted at maintaining the rotation for the upcoming postseason.

Committing to a rotation from Game 1 to Game 4 seems probable, although Montgomery acknowledges that playoff performance may sway decisions. With just five games left in the regular season, the Bruins aim to solidify their goalie strategy for the playoffs.

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