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Can the Bruins avoid the Presidents' Trophy curse?

Jim Montgomery believes in "the process."

That's what the Boston Bruins coach preaches to his team. A simple strategy to keep his players focused on the present.

No looking back on what's happened. No dwelling on an uncertain future. Commit to the now and results will come.

Those principles have guided Montgomery throughout his career. But ever so rarely, Montgomery could be persuaded to take in the whole big picture.

It happened on March 30. David Pastrnak had just scored 41 seconds into overtime to down Columbus and earn Boston its franchise-record 58th win of the season.