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Major changes announced by Jim Montgomery ahead of game 2 vs Panthers

Published May 8, 2024 at 5:05 PM

As the Boston Bruins prepare for Game 2 against the Florida Panthers tonight, they've made notable adjustments to their powerplay units.

Head coach Jim Montgomery, known for tweaking the lineup after wins, has shifted David Pastrnak to the first powerplay unit.

Joining Pastrnak on PP1 are Charlie McAvoy, Brad Marchand, Charlie Coyle, and Jake DeBrusk, creating a potent mix of talent and experience.

The second unit sees changes too, with Mason Lohrei replacing Kevin Shattenkirk and joining Morgan Geekie, Pavel Zacha, James van Riemsdyk, and Justin Brazeau.

PP1: McAvoy, Pastrnak, Marchand, Coyle, DeBrusk
PP2: Lohrei, Geekie, Zacha, van Riemsdyk, Brazeau

This lineup aims to inject a blend of youth and veteran skill into the Bruins' strategy.

These strategic shifts in the powerplay lineups are viewed with a mix of optimism and caution by fans, given Montgomery's history of post-win lineup changes.

As the game unfolds, the effectiveness of these adjustments will be closely watched.

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