Montgomery Reveals Anticipated Opening Night Lineup for First Two Lines

Published August 31, 2023 at 8:48

Boston Bruins' head coach Jim Montgomery recently sat down for an interview with Steve Conroy from The Boston Herald, giving fans some insights into important topics. Among these discussions, Montgomery's plans for the team's first and second forward lines are particularly captivating as the new season approaches.

This task is undeniably daunting, especially with the departure of notable players like Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci, which has been a hot topic during the offseason. The team also said goodbye to other valuable scorers, including last year's addition, Tyler Bertuzzi.

Montgomery's perspective on the matter is straightforward: "As we go through training camp, things will naturally come together." This suggests that he expects some ongoing fine-tuning. However, he's set on strategically placing the remaining star players—Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak—across different lines.

Montgomery's strategy involves maintaining the effective partnership between Pastrnak and Pavel Zacha. This duo played a significant role in elevating Zacha's performance to an impressive career-high of 21 goals and 57 points last season.

On the ice, these two are likely to be joined by the veteran free agent signing, James van Riemsdyk, who will take up the left wing to complete the line. As for the second line, Marchand is poised to lead alongside Charlie Coyle at center and Jake DeBrusk on the right wing.

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Montgomery Reveals Anticipated Opening Night Lineup for First Two Lines

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