For the second straight year, the Montreal Canadiens will face the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, this time at TD Garden, and will once again have to keep an eye on forward David Pastrnak, who is surprisingly making some impressive plays.
Earlier this week, head coach Jim Montgomery praised his leading scorer, telling NHL.com that he makes those who play alongside him better. In addition, the coach made further enthusiastic comments about the player having collected 24 points in 15 appearances so far. If he keeps up the pace, Pastrnak will finish the season with around sixty goals and 131 points despite the retirements of Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.
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“I thought he would have more problems producing without Bergy and of course Krejci working with him. However, I also know this at our end-of-year meeting [2022-2023]“I told him there would be more on his shoulders next year,” Montgomery told the daily Boston Globe, Wednesday. It was clear to us that both would leave. He looked at me and said, “Yeah, I expect that.” Don’t worry about it.” That’s what he told me. And now I’m not worried.”
Pastrnak gives the Bruins the lead for the first time in the game –
Last week, Pastrnak had an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss at the Bell Center. The next game between Canadiens and Bruins will be broadcast on TVA Sports this Saturday at 7 p.m.
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