Chiarot and Romanov are at the top of the CH in two categories

Published November 12, 2021 at 9:56

The Montreal Canadiens will hit the road for their next three games on Saturday and Sunday in Boston, Detroit and New York (Rangers). On this trip, Jonathan Drouin will accompany the team, which is great news.

That said, let me go back to yesterday's game for two reasons: Ben Chiarot and Alexander Romanov.

First, if you weren't aware, Big-Ben is the Habs' leading scorer along with Mike Hoffman and Nick Suzuki. All three players have flashed the red light four times so far.

Second, Chiarot has as many goals as Kevin Shattenkirk, Roman Josi and
Aaron Ekblad at the top of the NHL among defensemen. In fact, Chiarot has four goals in his last ten games, a mark he reached in 100 games before that. What a feat!

Chiarot is undoubtedly the Montreal Canadiens' best defenseman this year, but in the last few games, he's been warmed up by a certain Alexander Romanov.

Since he was cut from the lineup and had long talks with Dominique Ducharme and/or Luke Richardson, he has become a transformed player. He is more stable, takes fewer risks and uses his main quality, his toughness, to great effect.

Yesterday, he finished the game with a total of six hits, bringing his season total to 42, good for first on the Montreal Canadiens. He's making his presence felt and he's picking the right moments to stamp an opponent into the boards, just as he's asked.

In short, isn't that a positive statement about the Montreal Canadiens?
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