By Rylie Burns
The B’s were defeated 7-4 by the New York Rangers in Manhattan on Saturday. Less than 24 hours earlier, they were defeated 5-2 by the Detroit Red Wings in Boston.
“Yesterday was, maybe outside of the playoffs last year in the first round, was the first game where I thought we lost the game,” Montgomery said. “Because of our habits and details…We never found our game yesterday.”
A two-goal deficit and an 8-0 edge in shots on goal for New York prompted Montgomery to call an impromptu timeout and lay into his roster.
“We’re not giving our goaltenders an opportunity, like we were before of stopping the strong side shot…There’s a lot of things that unfortunately, our habits and details have kind of eroded on us defensively here in the last two games,” said Montgomery.
The Bruins are still sitting at the top of the Atlantic Division with a 14-3-3 record. The B’s are in Ohio this evening to play against the Columbus Blue Jackets, who currently hold a 6-12-4 record.