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Jim Montgomery speaks on the Bruins power play failure of late

Published April 9, 2024 at 2:48 PM

As the Boston Bruins prepare for their upcoming games, the spotlight falls on their struggling power play, which has faltered despite numerous opportunities.

Recent statistics reveal a concerning trend, with the team converting only one out of five chances and scoring just twice in their last 24 power play attempts.

Head coach Jim Montgomery has addressed the issue, stressing the importance of players seizing scoring opportunities and improving their performance, both in practice and during games.

Notable players like David Pastrnak, Brad Marchand, and James van Riemsdyk have encountered difficulties on the power play, underscoring the team's challenges.

"I also think it's mental. We talked to them today, we had a meeting. Guys aren't seeing plays that are there – they're not seeing it in practice sometimes. Surprising," Montgomery said. "I know it's easy, I'm standing there and I'm watching – but my old eyes can see it, they should be seeing it."

With only four regular-season games remaining, the Bruins face a race against time to rectify their power play woes.

However, their upcoming matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes poses a formidable obstacle, as the Hurricanes boast the league's top penalty kill.

Overcoming Carolina's defensive prowess will be crucial for the Bruins to regain their momentum and secure a strong finish to the regular season ahead of the playoffs.

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