Florida has thrived under pressure for months. The Bruins have yet to face it. https://t.co/jAZO7dtyFC
– masslivesports (@masslivesports) April 29, 2023
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.
– No, Dach must stay in Montreal.
Friedman on 32TP: “I have had people say to me it’s simple, you trade Dubois to Montreal and you ask for Dach. I think if it’s that simple it would be done already, so I don’t think it’s that simple”.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) April 29, 2023
– There’s a lot of interest in this series.
Over 15,000 tickets have been sold for Sunday’s game, and both clubs will be approaching those figures again tomorrow. https://t.co/Y2fDNr6i8W
– Mikaël Lalancette (@MikLalancette) April 29, 2023
– Very good news.
Bromont-born guard Sidy Sow, drafted 117th overall by the Patriots in the 4th round. For the first time in 35 years, two Quebecers drafted in the same year in the NFL.
– Stéphane Cadorette (@SCadoretteJDQ) April 29, 2023
– From bad to worse in Winnipeg.
The Jets locker room was a mess LONG before Dubois arrived.
Jets fans are rightfully annoyed at Dubois wanting to play elsewhere. I get it.
But really, the main issue is not fixing the locker room for half a decade, and you can’t pin that on Dubois, right?
That’s up to the GM. https://t.co/6WjeDBtW0X
– Marc Dumont (@MarcPDumont) April 29, 2023
– Too bad.