If there’s been one near-constant
request demand from Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery this year, it’s been for his team to play faster. He’s wanted more pace, wanted more urgency, and wanted to see the team simply try to run the other team out of the building with their ability to execute at high speed.
And though it hasn’t always been there, it’s been there enough for the Bruins to kick their 2023-24 campaign off with a stellar 11-1-1 record, with Thursday’s 5-2 win over the Islanders coming as the group’s latest highlight.
But while it was just one of 11 victories, and one of 82 on the schedule, Montgomery took to the podium Thursday night beyond pleased with what his team was able to put forth on their way to victory.