There’s not an MBTA train in sight, but Jim Montgomery and the Bruins brought their CharlieCard down to Sunrise all the same, as it was the one-two punch of Charlie Coyle and Charlie McAvoy that powered to the Bruins to a downright dominant 4-2 victory in Friday’s Game 3 showdown at FLA Live Arena.
“We saw across Boston Bruins hockey today and whether Bergy and Krejci were playing, we needed everybody to start playing,” Montgomery said following the team’s Game 3 win. “I felt we had some passengers, [but] tonight we didn’t have any passengers. So that mindset was great to see. And I thought Charlie McAvoy really set the tone with the big hit to start the game, and I thought everybody just followed suit.”
The Bruins also chased Panthers netminder Alex Lyon for the first time all series, with three goals on 26 shots. Lyon’s exit paved the way for Sergei Bobrovsky’s first game action in almost a month (Mar. 27), who stopped eight of the nine shots thrown in his way in almost eight minutes of garbage-time relief.
B’s netminder Linus Ullmark, meanwhile, overcame his gametime decision status and turned aside 31 of the 33 shots thrown his way for the victory.
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