Bruins’ Matthew Poitras Plans Not To Let Up, Proceed To Play With ‘Strain’


Matthew Poitras had one purpose in thoughts when he entered the Boston Bruins coaching camp forward of the centennial season — to make the full-time soar to the NHL.

Following a stable camp and preseason play, Poitras was given a nine-game audition which he handed and the membership introduced the 19-year-old wouldn’t be going again to the Guelph Storm, his junior group within the OHL.

He could also be staying, however for Poitras, the audition is ongoing in his thoughts.

“I’m nonetheless going to attempt to play with the stress and play with the mindset that I’m making an attempt to make the group,” Poitras informed reporters following follow at Warrior Ice Area on Wednesday, per team-provided video. “I’m making an attempt to nonetheless stick round right here for the remainder of the yr. Simply because I’m taking part in in my tenth sport doesn’t imply I’m gonna be right here for the remainder of the yr.”

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Poitras mentioned he plans to proceed to give attention to the main points of his sport that has stored him in Boston to this point.

“Enjoying every sport and feeling extra comfy,” Poitras mentioned. “Getting the thought the place I wish to make a small play right here and there. … Possibly I do have slightly extra time and area. Somewhat extra poise, then I sort of play my sport and create offense which I do finest.”

The 19-year-old rookie hasn’t made very many errors this season, however he did have a turnover which resulted in a purpose for the Florida Panthers within the Bruins’ time beyond regulation win in opposition to their Japanese Convention rival on Monday evening.

“It was a tricky turnover,” Poitras mentioned. “However I additionally felt like I used to be gonna make the proper play. … For me it was simply hold taking part in with confidnece. DOn;t wish to let one msitake have an effect on my sport.”

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Poitras mentioned his teammates and Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery had been supportive of him when he acquired again to the bench, reassuring him he would make the proper play and to not let a nasty play get him down.

Whereas Poitras had primarily been taking part in on the third line, Montgomery moved him to the primary line to heart David Pastrnak and Pavel Zacha on Monday evening and in accordance with WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin the trio was reunited at follow on Wednesday.



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