Jim Montgomery Releases A Surprising Statement On Matt Poitras

Published October 3, 2023 at 9:38
In a surprising twist, Boston Bruins' coach Jim Montgomery revealed unexpected news about young talent Matt Poitras. Despite a 3-1 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Poitras shone brightly.

The 19-year-old center, known for his playmaking, faced a unique challenge in this game. He was tasked with driving play alongside less experienced linemates, Jesper Boqvist and Marc McLaughlin. Poitras rose to the occasion, showcasing his adaptability and effectiveness without star support.

Monday's game highlighted Poitras' composure with the puck and his ability to elevate the team's performance. Coach Montgomery praised him, noting his poise and smart plays.

«I thought he did an excellent job tonight,» and also went on to say "he shows a lot of poise with the puck. He makes plays and makes intelligent support plays. He's someone that built our team game tonight out there. Made a lot of smart hockey plays."

During the game, Poitras recorded an assist, won eight of eleven faceoffs, and played over sixteen minutes. His contributions on special teams further emphasized his versatility.

Poitras' preseason consistency raises questions about his future with the Bruins, as he inches closer to earning an NHL spot earlier than expected, exciting Bruins fans about his potential impact.

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