Montreal Canadiens: Nick Suzuki Scores Habs First Goal of Season

TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 19: Nick Suzuki Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 19: Nick Suzuki Montreal Canadiens (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Montreal Canadiens first goal of the season goes to Nick Suzuki

Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki got the Habs on the board for the first time this season.

After playing just ten games in the last ten months, we finally got to see the Habs playing a regular season game again for the first time in almost a year. Though there are a lot of new faces in town, a big step forward from Suzuki is imperative for the Habs to have a great season.

The Canadiens were working on their second power play of the first period, when a Jeff Petry shot was tipped by Jonathan Drouin at the side of the net.

The initial tip hit the post and slid across the ice just above the goal line. Suzuki was the first to get to it and though he was on what looked like an impossible angle, he fired a shot off the far post and into the net to open the scoring.

It’s going to be an important season for Suzuki as he takes over a vital role. With Max Domi traded, there is a need for youngsters like Suzuki and Jesperi Kotkaniemi to take on bigger roles. It’s great to see Suzuki get off to a strong start.

The power play looked solid, even the one that didn’t result in a goal. Suzuki was on the ice with Petry, Drouin, Shea Weber and Tyler Toffoli. They moved the puck well and created several chances before putting the puck in the net.

Having a better power play than last season would go a long way to ensuring the Habs make the playoffs. Starting the year one-for-two is a good omen for sure. Let’s hope the team can keep it up after a great start.