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Blues hire Montgomery as assistant months after Stars firing

Jim Montgomery is getting a second chance to coach in the NHL after being hired by the St. Louis Blues as an assistant coach less than a year since he was fired by the Dallas Stars for unprofessional conduct.

Montgomery was fired in December, 32 games into his second season as Stars coach, for what general manager Jim Nill said was behavior inconsistent with "core values and beliefs of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League." The 51-year-old on Wednesday said he has been sober for over nine months now.

"Sometimes it takes an unbearable consequence in your life to happen to have an unbelievable breakthrough, and that's the way I look at it," Montgomery said in a video interview conducted by the Blues. "I'm just very thankful for what happened because now I'm a much better person every day and obviously a better husband, father and son."

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Leaders
Points: R. O'Reilly61
Plus/Minus: V. Dunn15
Shots on Goal: A. Pietrangelo225
PIM: D. Perron52
Win: J. Binnington30
Shutouts: J. Binnington3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 223 (12)
Shots: 2179 (17)
PP%: 24.3% (3)
Penalty Minutes: 513 (25)
Assists: 376 (13)
SH Goals: 5 (24)
Standings
Central Division
  W L OTL Pts
x-St. Louis 42 19 10 94
x-Colorado 42 20 8 92
x-Dallas 37 24 8 82
x-Winnipeg 37 28 6 80
x-Nashville 35 26 8 78
x-Minnesota 35 27 7 77
x-Chicago 32 30 8 72
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 190 (27)
Shots Against: 2100 (24)
PK%: 79.3% (18)
Penalty Minutes: 524 (23)
Shutouts: 5 (8)
Sv%: 0.910 (10)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/18 A. Poganski Re-Signed One-year, two-way contract
10/18 M. Reinke Re-Signed One-year, two-way contract
10/18 J. Neighbours Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
10/11 K. Clifford Signed as Free Agent Two-year contract
10/10 S. Anas Signed as Free Agent Two-year, two-way contract
10/10 C. McKenzie Signed as Free Agent One-year, two-way contract
10/10 S. Santini Signed as Free Agent One-year, two-way contract
10/9 J. Dotchin Became Unrestricted Free Agent Not tendered a qualifying offer
10/9 D. Pouliot Became Unrestricted Free Agent Not tendered a qualifying offer
10/9 J. Bouwmeester Became Unrestricted Free Agent
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