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Montgomery stands behind starting Ullmark in loss

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Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery has no regrets about starting Linus Ullmark in Monday's Game 2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

After keeping it a secret until warmup, Montgomery made the switch after Jeremy Swayman shined in a Game 1 victory, sticking to the rotating strategy the club employed throughout the regular season.

"No second guesses," Montgomery said, per's Conor Ryan. "He was terrific. He made multiple big-time saves, and it's a strength of our team. Both of them played really well. We only scored two goals."

Ullmark stopped 30 of 33 shots in the loss. Last season's Vezina Trophy winner entered the postseason with a .915 save percentage in 40 appearances in 2023-24.

"There are some things to clean up, definitely. But it's a long series," Ullmark said. "Now it's all about recharging. The sun will come up tomorrow as well. We go to Toronto, and then duke it out once again."

Swayman made 35 saves in a convincing 5-1 Bruins victory in Game 1. The 25-year-old was near flawless against the Maple Leafs during the regular season, posting a 3-0 record with only four goals against.

Game 3 is scheduled for Wednesday night.

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