Firing, rehab made Bruins’ Montgomery better on and off ice


              Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery talks with his players on the bench during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
            
              Boston Bruins' coach Jim Montgomery watches his team play the Florida Panthers during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Michael Laughlin)
            
              Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery talks with his players during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
            
              Boston Bruin coach Jim Montgomery speaks to players from the bench during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
            
              Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery talks with his players during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
            
              Boston Bruins head coach Jim Montgomery talks with his players during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Dec. 5, 2022, in Boston. The Bruins hired Montgomery at the start of the 2022 season as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
            
              Dallas Stars' Jim Montgomery, left, now Boston Bruins head coach, celebrates after a teammate's goal against Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Jocelyn Thibault, during an NHL hockey game, March 18, 2002 in Chicago. The Bruins hired Montgomery at the start of the 2022 season as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
            
              Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery talks to officials during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Arizona Coyotes in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. The Boston Bruins hired Montgomery at the start of the 2022 season as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
            
              Boston Bruins newly hired head coach Jim Montgomery, center, displays a Bruins jersey while standing with team owner Jeremy Jacobs, left, and CEO Charlie Jacobs, right, during a news conference, Monday, July 11, 2022, in Boston. The Bruins hired Montgomery at the start of the 2022 season as their new coach, giving the hockey lifer another chance at an NHL head-coaching job less than three years since he lost his first one. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Firing, rehab made Bruins’ Montgomery better on and off ice