Jim Montgomery Sees This As ‘Trademark’ Of Historic Bruins

This quality will only continue to serve the Bruins well as they look to make more history in the regular season and parlay it into trying to win another Stanley Cup.

The Tampa Bay Lightning tied the NHL record for wins in a season with 62 during the 2018-19 season, but they were swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

That would be the worst case scenario for the Bruins after an incredible regular season, but Boston’s ability to win in a multitude of ways is another distinguishing feature that should transfer to the postseason.

“The only thing that favors us is that our leaders have done it before,” Montgomery said. “That’s the biggest caveat that we have. But nevertheless, there’s a bunch of guys that haven’t done it before. We have players that have had swings in a season where they haven’t been playing as well, but we have so much depth that other players have picked it up.

“Early in the season, our third and fourth lines were scoring at lot five-on-five. Now our top two lines are scoring a lot five-on-five. Our D-corps went through a month without scoring, and now they’re scoring again. Obviously, our goalies went through a month stretch where I think they’re the reason we won. So there’s a lot of different ways we won, and because of that we can draw on that.”

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