“It was a stupid punishment of me”–Nick Suzuki

“That’was a stupid punishment of me”–Nick Suzuki


Joel Edmundson's major penalty wasn't over when Nick Suzuki was kicked out for closing his hand on the puck. A brain cramp that the Oilers took advantage of to score their second five-on-three goal.

“It was a stupid punishment on my part. We have to be more careful, we can't get so many punishments. »

– Nick Suzuki

The Canadian took 11 penalty minutes in the first half of the second period (excluding Edmundson's match penalty). So up 1-0, he saw the Oilers score three times.

“When you're playing against one of the NHL's best massive offenses and two of the best players in the world, it's hard to give three “five against three” and think you're going to win. »

– Mike Matheson

Mike Matheson was playing his seventh game in a Canadiens uniform, after missing the start of the season with an abdominal muscle injury. For the first time, we felt he was in full control of his abilities.

“Coming back to the game after a long absence is never easy. Especially when you join a new team. It takes a bit of time, but I think it's starting to go well. »

– Mike Matheson

Since the start of the season, Kaiden Guhle had competed against big names like Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin. The challenge presented by Connor McDavid seemed to be even greater. Despite everything, the 20-year-old defender rose to the challenge well.

“I would be lying if I said that I did not find it stressful to find myself against him. The important thing is to follow your body. He's such a good player, he has so many good hands that you don't have to give him space. »

– Kaiden Guhle