Bruins Management Have Big Decisions To Make Regarding Poitras

Published October 23, 2023 at 1:03 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
As the Boston Bruins approach a critical crossroads in deciding the fate of their rookie, Matthew Poitras, the young player is already establishing himself as an NHL-caliber talent who can turn the tide of a game.

The official deadline for determining Poitras' entry-level contract looms, with just four games to go. Yet, Poitras has left no room for doubt regarding his readiness. In a recent face-off against the Anaheim Ducks, he played a pivotal role in orchestrating a remarkable Bruins comeback. Scoring his first NHL goal and quickly following it up with another, Poitras left no question about his potential to make a difference.





Consistently, the rookie created scoring opportunities, demonstrating a fearlessness to engage in the gritty areas of the ice where many goals are scored. His performance showcased the indispensable attributes for success in the NHL.

Partnered with linemate Morgan Geekie, Poitras displayed remarkable chemistry with different left wing partners. The result was a line that has consistently outperformed opponents. During their 5-on-5 minutes together, the Bruins have excelled with a 4-1 goal differential, a 56.6% share of shot attempts, and a dominant 13-5 advantage in high-danger chances.

Coach Jim Montgomery commended Poitras for his unwavering competitiveness and self-confidence, qualities essential for consistently generating offensive plays and impacting the game.

Matthew Poitras' recent two-goal performance draws comparisons to other young stars who made an early mark in the NHL. The rising expectations surrounding his future serve as a testament to his remarkable progress and contributions to the Bruins. These contributions underscore his potential as a valuable asset for the team as they look ahead.

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