June 19, 2024


Poitras deked the Detroit Crimson Wings’ goalie to depart the online extensive open for a backhanded rating.

Matt Poitras’s backhanded aim was good for his sixth level of the season. AP Photograph/Carlos Osorio

19-year-old Matt Poitras has already made himself a family identify via the primary 10 video games of his NHL profession with the Bruins.

After potting his first and second skilled objectives towards the Anaheim Geese on Oct. 22 and his third towards the Chicago Blackhawks two days later, Boston’s standout heart netted one other one on Saturday night time in Detroit.

It was filthy.

Poitras put Boston up 2-0 within the first interval by dekeing Crimson Wings’ goaltender Ville Husso on a cross from Kevin Shattenkirk in Detroit’s zone. The teenager phenom juked the 28-year-old goalie, who ended up midway out of the crease, making him transfer out to his left as Poitras scored to Husso’s proper with ease. Husso anticipated a forehand shot, however the rookie drew up a backhand to double the Bruins’ lead within the first interval.

The aim was good for Poitras’s sixth level of the season, his first aim since Boston introduced that he could be remaining with the Bruins’ NHL roster on Oct. 31. The workforce had the choice to ship him again to his junior workforce, the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm, however selected to maintain him within the huge leagues.

Boston head coach Jim Montgomery advised reporters on Halloween that the workforce was not able to ship Poitras off contemplating his scorching begin to his profession.

“I feel his play — he earned it, proper? I feel we’re comfy with him,” Montgomery stated. “He simply belongs.”

Montgomery did add that there isn’t a assure Poitras stays with the Bruins for the whole lot of the 82-game common season, however the 19-year-old has already made a great case for the workforce to maintain him round in the intervening time.