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MAJOR | Catastrophic goaltending situation in Boston ahead of their first playoff game

Published April 17, 2023 at 11:01
BY COOPER GODIN

The Boston Bruins are set to host the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series on Monday night but are facing a bit of a goaltending dilemma.

When the Bruins hit the ice on Monday morning for an optional skate, Linus Ullmark was missing and Jeremy Swayman, who missed Sunday's practice, was there, but his status is still unclear.

Following practice, Bruins Head Coach Jim Montgomery gave an update to reporters and it wasn't a very positive one for those between the pipes.

Montgomery said that Linus Ullmark will be a game-time decision due to an illness that's going through the Bruins' locker room. He added that Swayman missed practice on Sunday for the same reason and that Brandon Bussi has been called up on a emergency basis from the Providence Bruins (AHL).


The Bruins may also be without their captain, Patrice Bergeron, for Game 1, as he's also dealing with an illness and is a game-time decision. Nick Foligno is expected to play as well as Derek Forbort.

Puck drop for Game 1 at TD Garden in Boston is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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