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Game 7 in Boston: Bruins fans call for Jeremy Swayman
Last night, the Panthers won a crazy game to force a playoff. Led by Matthew Tkachuk, Florida is surprising many in the 2023 series.

After all, they’re up against the best regular-season team in the first round, and they’re giving them a run for their money. Paul Maurice’s team also faced future Vézina winner Linus Ullmark, who posted an efficiency rate of .938 and a goals-against average of 1.89 this season.

In the playoffs, however, it’s been a little tougher so far, with fans clamoring for Jeremy Swayman in Game 7 at TD Garden.

Yesterday, Ullmark allowed six goals on 32 shots. They weren’t easy shots to stop, but they were shots he had to stop and would have stopped in the regular season. Will Jim Montgomery go with Swayman, who has also done well this season, for the ultimate game?

The question arises, because right now, Ullmark doesn’t inspire confidence…

A bit like the 2019 Tampa Lightning, who maintained a 62-16-4 record in the regular season but collapsed in four short games at the hands of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the spring tournament, Boston hasn’t really had any competition this season. But in the playoffs, anything can happen, and the proof is in the pudding.

For the rare time this year, Florida managed to do what no other team has done to Jim Montgomery’s men.

Boston led the series 3-1, but Matthew Tkachuk’s Panthers won the last two games. I understand that the ultimate game is in Boston, but the momentum is clearly on the side of the underdogs…

Don’t worry Canadiens fans, the odds are still very good that Kent Hughes will go 17th in the next draft with the Floridian pick. Even if Maurice’s team eliminates the Bruins, they’ll also have to pass the Lightning or Leafs to see their pick move up the ladder.

In short, as for Sunday’s starting goaltender, we’ll have more details in the coming days. As for the Panthers, there’s no doubt they’ll be back with Sergei Bobrovsky.

In gusto

– No, Dach must stay in Montreal.

– There’s a lot of interest in this series.

– Very good news.

– From bad to worse in Winnipeg.

– Too bad.

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