With two goaltenders at the absolute top of their game in Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman, Jim Montgomery and the Bruins have a ‘problem’ just about every other team in the league would kill to have.
The runaway Vezina Trophy favorite, Ullmark is sitting atop the NHL in wins (35), save percentage (.937), and goals against average (1.95). If that holds between now and the end of the regular season, Ullmark will become the league’s first ‘Triple Crown’ winner in net since Carey Price in 2015.
Swayman, meanwhile, has captured wins in 19 of 29 decisions this season, while his .921 save percentage and 2.19 goals against average ranks as the fourth and third-best in hockey, respectively.
It’s all been enough to spark a legitimate conversation in regards to what the Bruins will do in goal once the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin just under a month from now.
On Thursday, Montgomery provided a slight glimpse into those plans.