Nick Suzuki is the first to achieve a special feat since Alex Kovalev

Published December 29, 2021 at 10:14

On Tuesday night, Nick Suzuki capped the game with an overall ice time of 25 minutes 24, which is huge for a forward. During the December 16 duel against the Philadelphia Flyers, number 14 also played more than 25 minutes (25:09).

We can understand that with the current number of people under the control of Dominique Ducharme, Suzuki becomes a must for several situations. With the absence of Christian Dvorak, the large stakes became his property. In short, he is used in every way by his coach.

Looking for nothing, Suzuki became the Canadiens' first player, since Kovalev, to play two straight games of more than 25 minutes. «Kovy» achieved this feat on December 30 and 31 in 2005, and then on December 20 and 23 of that same year. That was the «Kovy» year.

This year, Suzuki became the sixth player to play more than 25 minutes in two consecutive games. Before him, there were Aleksander Barkov, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Alex Ovechkin and Mark Scheifele.

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