Jeremy Swayman Stable Between Pipes In Boston Win Vs. Stars

The Boston Bruins held on to defeat the Dallas Stars at American Airways Heart on Monday night time and returned to the win column following their first regulation loss of the season final weekend.

Together with targets from rookies John Beecher and Mason Lohrei, goaltender Jeremy Swayman ensured the Bruins’ victory by stopping 35-of-37 pictures he confronted.

With Dallas’s goaltender pulled for the additional attacker, the Stars pulled inside a purpose on a masterful tip by Joe Pavelski with 28 seconds remaining within the third interval.

Dallas continued to place strain on Boston however Swayman had religion that Charlie Coyle would win the faceoff in opposition to Roope Hintz with six seconds left within the recreation.

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“There’s little question in my thoughts that he was going to win that draw and we’re going to solidify that win,” Swayman advised Sophia Jurksztowicz on NESN’s postgame present. “Clearly I need that tip again. (Pavelski’s) a world-class participant … tip my cap to him. However, no, there’s by no means a doubt and we all know it’s going to be onerous to win on this league and it’s that a lot sweeter once we do.”

Swayman is 6-0-0 on the season with a 1.49 goals-against common and .952 save share and Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery has seen development in each recreation for the 24-year-old netminder.

“I feel he appears greater within the crease,” Montgomery advised Andy Brickley on NESN’s postgame protection. “I feel he’s extra poised in there. On the finish of the second interval, there’s 5 seconds left and he simply held the puck. Final yr, he may take the face-off.”

Montgomery added: “You simply see him actually beginning to … his consciousness, his confidence and controlling the sport from the crease is exceptional.”

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Swayman joked that his win streak is nothing in comparison with goalie companion Linus Ullmark’s from final season.

“I feel Linus was 28 and 0 final season. So, I gotta sustain with that man,” Swayman laughed.

Listed here are extra notes from Monday’s Bruins-Stars recreation:

— Beecher and Lohrei grew to become the primary Bruins teammates to document their first NHL targets in the identical recreation since Jake DeBrusk and Charlie McAvoy scored theirs on Oct. 5, 2017, in opposition to the Nashville Predators.

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“Unbelievable,” Lohrei advised reporters of his first purpose, as seen on NESN’s postgame protection. “Unbelievable. You’re employed your entire life to be right here and also you at all times dreamed about scoring your first purpose. Fairly cool to examine that one off the listing.”

— The Bruins returned to type on the penalty kill, stopping the Stars from scoring on three alternatives within the recreation. Of Swayman’s 35 saves, three got here whereas Boston was shorthanded.

— Brad Marchand notched his sixth purpose of the season within the third interval when he scored the game-winning purpose on the power-play for the Bruins. Marchand has 11 factors in 12 video games this season.

— The Bruins return house after their brief two-game street journey to host the New York Islanders on Thursday night time. Puck drop from TD Backyard is slated for 7 p.m. ET, and you’ll watch the sport, plus an hour of pregame protection, on NESN.

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