Jim Montgomery’s training camp plan for the Bruins to have a goal-hunting defense corps has kicked it up a notch of late.
To say the least.
With goals from Hampus Lindholm and Charlie McAvoy in Sunday’s blowout win over the Sharks, the B’s have seen a goal from their backend in five straight games. It’s their longest such streak of defensive scoring since Mar. 2014. Almost nine years! And it’s also helping set the tone for a Boston club that looks straight-up unstoppable these days.
“I don’t know if we gave up an odd-man rush that way, but I thought our best defense was our O-zone possession game,” Montgomery said after the victory. “And I thought our defensemen kept a lot of pucks alive, being really aggressive. And all I know is it’s great to have an elite D corps like we do, led by Lindholm and McAvoy, who scored two unbelievable goals to get us going. I thought they led us tonight with our intensity and our puck-possession game.”
Here are the 98.5 The Sports Hub (dot com) 3 Stars of the game from another triumph at TD Garden…