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Within the Habs Room: Chemistry of Caufield, Dach, Suzuki line is paying dividends

“We simply feed feed off one another,” stated Kirby Dach. “I really feel I do know the place Cole and Nick as going to be and they will know the place I’ll be.”

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If nothing else, the Canadiens are offering their followers with leisure.

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The Canadiens fell to 5-6-1 on the season after they misplaced 6-4 to the Vegas Golden Knights on the Bell Centre on Saturday, however the play of the primary line — Cole Caufield, Nick Suzuki and Kirby Dach — and one other aim from rookie Juraj Slafkovsky are indicators of a vibrant future.

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When the Canadiens traded for Dach on the draft, they have been hoping to discover a top-six centre. As a substitute, coach Martin St. Louis has an ideal complement for Suzuki and Caufield. Dach collected three assists as Suzuki scored twice and Caufield scored as soon as. Suzuki and Caufield every have eight targets.

“We simply feed feed off one another,” stated Dach, who stated there was prompt chemistry among the many group. “I really feel I do know the place Cole and Nick as going to be and so they’re going to know the place I’m going to be. It’s good as a result of Cole is a shooter and Nick and I being extra distributors for him. We click on properly and we simply must tidy up some issues on the defensive finish and, hopefully, we are able to keep collectively.”

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“Every recreation is getting higher and we simply wish to maintain it going,” Suzuki stated.

In the event that they do stick collectively, there’s room for progress. Suzuki is the elder statesman on the road at 23, whereas Dach and Caufield are 21.

After which there’s Slafkovsky, who is just 18.

He’s being eased in gently on the fourth line, however he has three targets and that’s spectacular on a staff that wants secondary scoring. The primary general draft choose appears extra comfy with every recreation and Slafkovsky stated he’s studying to seek out extra alternatives to shoot. He had three photographs on aim Saturday, however says he can nonetheless create extra probabilities.

St. Louis stated he hoped to handle the secondary scoring state of affairs within the coming week. He stated circumstances have made it troublesome to create continuity as a result of the staff has additional our bodies who’ve been shuffling out and in of the lineup.

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This was the Canadiens’ fourth consecutive recreation in opposition to a heavy Western Convention foe and the Golden Knights outhit Montreal 18-9 and used a powerful forecheck to frustrate the Canadiens within the second interval after they outshot Montreal 15-0 over a 12-minute interval.

“I actually preferred our begin, all the things we talked about was taking place, however within the second interval it acquired away from us early and pretty much as good as we have been executing within the first, we weren’t executing within the second,” St. Louis stated. “Our lack of execution began their offence and our (defence) was on the ice far too lengthy.”

Within the third interval, we had a great begin, however we couldn’t kill that penalty that gave them the lead,” St. Louis stated. “I felt we fought and acquired an opportunity ultimately the place we pulled the goaltender, however we fell quick.”

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Josh Anderson was ejected from the sport for boarding Alex Pietrangelo within the third interval.

Jake Allen confronted 42 photographs and he would have had extra work if the defence hadn’t blocked 26 photographs.

Joel Edmundson, in his second recreation again after lacking coaching camp and the beginning of the season with again issues, had eight blocks, whereas Kaiden Guhle and Christian Dvorak every had 4 blocks.

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