Montgomery's Bold Decision on Tuesday Guided Boston to Victory

Published March 22, 2023 at 0:44
BY DORIN CANADAY
On Tuesday night, the Bruins managed to equalize against the Senators after initially conceding a goal, thanks to a rarely employed strategy by Jim Montgomery.

At the 11:04 mark in the first period, Bruins forward Tim Stutzle was penalized for tripping, giving the Bruins a 5-on-3 advantage.

Having No Regrets This Time Around



Head coach Jim Montgomery then decided to call a timeout just shy of nine minutes into the game, allowing his top power play unit to rest.


Only 29 seconds later, David Krejci evened the score with his 15th of the season at the 11:33 mark of the period.


The Bruins maintained their momentum when Jake Debrusk scored the eventual game-winner at 15:52, assisted by an incredible pass from Brad Marchand.


Boston held on to secure a 2-1 victory over the Division rival Senators.

NESN's Billy Jaffe noticed that Montgomery had actually regretted not trying the same kind of timeout earlier in the season.

According to Jaffe:

'‘Much earlier this season -I think it was against FLA - Monty called himself out for not using his TO before a 5on3 to set things up. Wasn't successful. Didn't hesitate to use it early in this game and proved valuable.''


The timeout taken by Montgomery just nine minutes into the game may have played a pivotal role, but it's impossible to say for certain.

Boston's impressive 54-11-5 record continues to set the pace for the season.

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