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Nick Suzuki on Pace to Make History for the Montreal Canadiens



Despite another challenging season for the Montreal Canadiens, there are noticeably positive developments within the team.

One such example is the emergence of young forward Juraj Slafkovsky, who has made significant strides in his development this season.

Additionally, the outstanding performances of Nick Suzuki deserve recognition.

With 28 goals and 38 assists totaling 66 points in 70 games so far, the captain is pacing towards potentially achieving an 80-point season if he maintains his current form.

Suzuki had a phenomenal February, ranking second in the NHL for goals scored since February 6, trailing only Auston Matthews.

As the season winds down with just 12 games left, the assessment of Suzuki’s performance is undeniably positive.

Andrew Zadarnowski recently compared Suzuki’s current statistics to those of past Canadiens forwards on Twitter.

By this comparison, Suzuki from London, Ontario, could join and even surpass recent franchise point-scoring greats.

For instance, in the 2007-08 season, Alex Kovalev notched 84 points in 82 games.

In the 2006-07 season, Saku Koivu recorded an impressive 75 points in 81 games.

More recently, in 2018-19, Max Domi accumulated 72 points in 82 games.

Therefore, if Suzuki continues his current pace, he could easily surpass Koivu for the second spot in the team’s point-scoring rankings since 2006-07.

A strong finish to the season could potentially see him overtake Kovalev at the top of the leaderboard for the best point-scoring performances since at least 2000-01.

Will Nick Suzuki be able to amass 18 points in the remaining 12 games to equal or surpass Alex Kovalev’s 84 points in the 2007-08 season?

It will be intriguing to monitor this statistic as the current season concludes.

Rachel Adams

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