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Nick Suzuki locked in as a cornerstone for Montreal Canadiens' future

Nick Suzuki locked in as a cornerstone for Montreal Canadiens' future

In his first season in Montreal he has steadily improved, emerging as an indispensable part of the team’s plans to build a winner going forward. 
Eyes On The Prize Feb 18, 2020
[Highlight] Nick Suzuki converts a great pass from Jordan Weal

[Highlight] Nick Suzuki converts a great pass from Jordan Weal

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via After being the passer on the shift before, Suzuki capitalized when called upon to be the shooter. Nick Suzuki put in a great shift as the quarterback on the power play, then got himself a goal when he became the shooting option. Jordan Weal with the back pass, and Nick Suzuki puts a laser by Bernier.3-1 Habs. pic.twitter.com/pVFGN1Cf8R— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 19, 2020
Eyes On The Prize Feb 16, 2020
Micro Analysis: Nick Suzuki’s speed, Jake Evans’s truculence

Micro Analysis: Nick Suzuki’s speed, Jake Evans’s truculence

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ The rookies are finding ways to be effective, while Max Domi is still searching for his spark. The biggest knock on Nick Suzuki in his draft year was his skating. He didn’t play with a ton of pace, and some observers doubted he ever could raise the tempo of his game and adapt to the top levels of hockey because he lacked some of the necessary tools: speed and quickness. I don’t think the doubts expressed were wrong, but maybe overstated. Suzuki was smart, and he continuously found ways around his lack of dominant skating ability. Three years later in the...
Sportsnet.ca Feb 15, 2020
Nick Suzuki tees up Jordan Weal for a goal against the Stars

Nick Suzuki tees up Jordan Weal for a goal against the Stars

Jordan Weal goes to the net hard for the Montreal Canadiens, and Nick Suzuki drives wide before firing a pass onto his tape for a two-goal lead over the Dallas Stars. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Eyes On The Prize Feb 15, 2020
[Highlight] Nick Suzuki throws the puck off Jordan Weal for a 2-0 lead

[Highlight] Nick Suzuki throws the puck off Jordan Weal for a 2-0 lead

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Weal was in the right place at the right time to get credit for the goal. Nick Suzuki got around his man along the boards, then simply slung the puck to the front of the net hoping for a tip. Instead the puck bounced off the shin pads of Jordan Weal as he drove to the net, and the winger got the goal in his return to the lineup. Nick Suzuki with the shake and bake, and the set up for Jordan Weal's sixth of the year. pic.twitter.com/TMXp0BWpPP— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 16, 2020
Eyes On The Prize Feb 15, 2020
Last night’s loss was an example of what happens when a deadline buyer meets a seller

Last night’s loss was an example of what happens when a deadline buyer meets a seller

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via The Penguins got their first contributions from their newest acquisition to beat the Canadiens, and it won’t be the last time Montreal deals with an improved club. Down a goal in the second period, the Montreal Canadiens were faced with Sidney Crosby charging into the offensive zone with the puck. Their on-the-fly defensive strategy was to eliminate the shooting options for arguably the best player in the NHL. Nick Suzuki was chasing Crosby, using his stick to try to prevent a move to the middle of the ice, while Ben Chiarot gave up his...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 12, 2020
[Highlight] Suzuki sets up Scandella and then deflects his shot in

[Highlight] Suzuki sets up Scandella and then deflects his shot in

Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports He only gets one point on the play, but he’ll take it. Nick Suzuki made the pass to set up the shot, then got his body in front of it to deflect it past Tuukka Rask. Marco Scandella lets the shot go, and Nick Suzuki gets his hip into it for his 12th goal of the year. pic.twitter.com/HrDLuQvLOR— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 13, 2020
Montreal Gazette Feb 9, 2020

Canadiens Notebook: Jeff Petry wins hardest shot at skills competition

"It was awesome for everyone to come out here on a Sunday morning to watch us," rookie Nick Suzuki says as about 15,000 fans show up.
A Winning Habit Feb 7, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Will Nick Suzuki be nominated for the Calder?

Nick Suzuki scored his 11th goal of the season, helping the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Anaheim Ducks as the rookie continues to gain confidence in the NHL. All eyes have been on Cale Makar this season when it comes to the Calder Cup. The defenceman made his NHL debut in the playoffs last year similar […] Montreal Canadiens: Will Nick Suzuki be nominated for the Calder? - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Feb 6, 2020
[Highlight] Jeff Petry goes bar-down in overtime

[Highlight] Jeff Petry goes bar-down in overtime

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via On a rush with Nick Suzuki, Petry kept the puck for himself. The Habs got one point for going to overtime, and Jeff Petry earned them a second with a perfect shot right into the top corner. Jeff Petry with the overtime snipe! pic.twitter.com/JxiLVzWP78— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 7, 2020
Eyes On The Prize Feb 6, 2020
[Highlight] Nick Suzuki nets a power-play goal

[Highlight] Nick Suzuki nets a power-play goal

Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports Brendan Gallagher set the screen, and the rookie sent the puck past it. Nick Suzuki collected the puck, saw Brendan Gallagher in front of the net, and filtered his shot in that direction to open the scoring. That's a power play goal for Nick Suzuki.1-0 Habs. pic.twitter.com/joOitpV22z— Scott Matla (@scottmatla) February 7, 2020
A Winning Habit Feb 6, 2020

Montreal Canadiens: Nick Suzuki Showing Sign He Could Be Future First Line Center

The Montreal Canadiens acquired Nick Suzuki as the key piece in the Max Pacioretty deal. As a 20 year old rookie he is already showing signs he could be a first line centre. The Montreal Canadiens have one of the most dominant possession lines in the National Hockey League. Phillip Danault centres Brendan Gallagher and […] Montreal Canadiens: Nick Suzuki Showing Sign He Could Be Future First Line Center - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Eyes On The Prize Feb 5, 2020
How Joel Armia uses his size to his advantage

How Joel Armia uses his size to his advantage

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via The winger uses all of his 6’4” frame to be a factor in all three zones. Joel Armia has continued to impress me this season. If you go back and look at some of the early editions of this series, I wasn’t convinced of the impact he would make in a top-nine role, let alone a top-six one. But it’s fair to say that the Finnish forward has quieted most doubts. Maybe it’s his elevated confidence, but the winger now seems to try plays he wouldn’t even have thought about last season, like the zone entry in the video below. He supported Nick Suzuki...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 4, 2020
The abilities that currently give Suzuki the edge over Kotkaniemi

The abilities that currently give Suzuki the edge over Kotkaniemi

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Both similar players, it’s the small details of the game that have Suzuki in the top six and Kotkaniemi in Laval. Nick Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi play a similar type of game. They manipulate the puck in ways that most other players can’t and pay more attention to defensive details than other youngsters. But what truly ties them together and what led them to the NHL is their ability to read and anticipate the play. Yet despite their similarities in style, Suzuki currently centres the second line for the Montreal Canadiens, while...
Eyes On The Prize Feb 1, 2020
TSM: Super start to Super Bowl Weekend

TSM: Super start to Super Bowl Weekend

Photo by Vincent Ethier/Icon Sportswire via A complete effort leads Montreal to a big divisional win. Pre-Game Thoughts The first game of the post-Jesperi Kotkaniemi era. Just kidding. The Canadiens won their last game. They win another, that’s two in a row. A third? That’s called a winning streak. We’ve seen it happen before. I think it’s cool that the Canadiens are serving as the opening act for the Laval Rocket tonight. First Period A good start. Can’t wait to see Nick Suzuki and Ilya Kovalchuk do their thing in Laval. (Too soon?) Nick Suzuki scores, but such smart plays...

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