Bruins’ Jim Montgomery rips into his players at practice!

Bruins’ Jim Montgomery rips into his players at practice!

Following a humiliating loss to the Blues on Monday.



The Boston Bruins held an optional practice at TD Garden on Tuesday after a 5-1 thumping by the St. Louis Blues on Monday, putting an end to their two-game winning streak. All of the players had to put on a smile for picture day, which was held later, once the skate wrapped up.

The Bruins were back on the ice on Wednesday morning, though they are playing next on Thursday night when they visit the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. However, head coach Jim Montgomery felt they need a kick in the pants, and insider Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic was there to witness the bench boss’ frustration at practice. He posted on X, formerly known as Twitter:

“Jim Montgomery is using lots of bad language so far in practice.”

The skate however appeared to kick off lightly with the Bruins’ social media team posting a video of Brad Marchand and coach Montgomery tapping their sticks on the ice to welcome David Pastrnak to practice. Pastrnak scored his 41st of the season for Boston against the Bruins, the only one of the crew to find the back of the net. 

Things got more serious right after with Montgomery going hard on his players, hoping for a better performance against the Habs tomorrow night.

After Monday’s loss, coach Montgomery said this about going forward: “Continue to refine our game, continue to get better and to consistently be able to find our game, no matter if we’re playing well, to continue it, or if we have started the game poorly, to get to it right away.”

And he made sure his players got the message at practice today.

Here is the projected lineup for the game in Montreal:




James van Riemsdyk and Matt Grzelcyk are not practicing.

Let’s see how Montgomery’s tough practice got to the Bruins in order to get better results.

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