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Coaching carousel spins perfectly for Bruins, Stars, Knights

The weird offseason rotation of musical coaches around the NHL turned out great for everyone involved, with all three teams leading their respective divisions at the midway point of the season. Montgomery's Bruins are running away with the Eastern Conference, DeBoer's Stars and Cassidy's Golden Knights are also on track to make the playoffs and it seems every situation was a perfect fit.

"Sometimes, a new body comes in, a new voice and things work," Montgomery said Friday at All-Star Weekend in South Florida, where he was joined by DeBoer and Cassidy. "The credit I give both of those guys is Butch and Pete have done a great job for a long time, and I'd like to be able to copy what they've done."

It was almost so perfect a fit that Montgomery came close to buying Cassidy's old house. The only thing stopping him was the desire for a quieter street for his 5-year-old daughter.

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Leaders
Points: D. Pastrnak72
Plus/Minus: H. Lindholm33
Shots on Goal: D. Pastrnak245
PIM: A. Greer64
Win: L. Ullmark26
Shutouts: L. Ullmark2
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 190 (2)
Shots: 1706 (6)
PP%: 25.1% (5)
Penalty Minutes: 534 (9)
Assists: 320 (2)
SH Goals: 4 (16)
Standings
Atlantic Division
  W L OTL Pts
Boston 39 7 5 83
Toronto 31 13 8 70
Tampa Bay 32 16 2 66
Buffalo 26 20 4 56
Florida 25 22 6 56
Ottawa 24 23 3 51
Detroit 21 20 8 50
Montreal 20 27 4 44
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 108 (32)
Shots Against: 1496 (25)
PK%: 85.8% (1)
Penalty Minutes: 508 (8)
Shutouts: 4 (5)
Sv%: 0.928 (1)
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/31 V. Lettieri Lower-body injury (IR)
1/4 J. DeBrusk Fractured fibula (IR)
10/10 M. Filipe Undisclosed injury (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/2 J. Lauko Sent to minors Providence-AHL
1/31 J. Lauko Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
1/31 V. Lettieri Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
1/30 M. McLaughlin Sent to minors Providence-AHL
1/30 J. Koppanen Sent to minors Providence-AHL
1/23 M. McLaughlin Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
1/21 J. Koppanen Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
1/20 J. Koppanen Sent to minors Providence-AHL
1/17 J. Koppanen Called up from minors from Providence-AHL
1/14 P. Zacha Contract extended Four-year contract extension