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Jim Montgomery shows displeasure towards a Bruins player following a disappointing play


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Christopher Faucher
December 20, 2023  (9:43 PM)
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The Minnesota Wild narrowly edged out the Boston Bruins in a 4-3 overtime win on Tuesday, prompting Coach Jim Montgomery to find silver linings in the team's performance.

Reviewing the match, Montgomery expressed contentment with the team's competitive spirit.
"I do like our compete," he noted. "I love the fact that we got that point. I love the way our goaltender competed again."

The Bruins managed to extend the game into overtime through strong performances from key players in the offensive zone. Charlie Coyle's strategic positioning led to a crucial high-sticking penalty on Alex Goligoski at 17:29 of the third period. Despite trailing 3-2 at that point, the Bruins leveled the score with a goal from Brad Marchand amidst a frenzied goalmouth scramble involving Marc-Andre Fleury, who resorted to using Connor Dewar's stick after losing his own in the fray.
However, the Bruins failed to secure the additional point during overtime. Jake DeBrusk's initial shot missed the target, marking his first misfire of the play. Adding to the mistake, DeBrusk skated deep into the offensive zone, prolonging his presence there.
Seizing the moment, the Wild swiftly capitalized on the opportunity. Kirill Kaprizov solidified their victory by converting Joel Eriksson Ek's precise pass from the slot, leaving Linus Ullmark with no opportunity to stop it.
Montgomery openly criticized DeBrusk's attempt, remarking :
"Got to get that on net. I don't like the shot selection. And I don't like both guys going to the net, going all the way to the goal line. That's what gives up the three-on-one the other way."

Some may argue that the Bruins were fortunate to secure just one point, given their lackluster performance in the third period, which did not showcase a team determined to claim the victory.
Source: Bruinsinsider
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