Nick Suzuki must correct this particular flaw if he is to establish himself among the league's elite

Published November 16, 2021 at 8:45

Young Nick Suzuki has had a ton of pressure put on his shoulders this summer, as he has been labeled as the CH's top center, a role that comes with a lot of responsibility, but also a lot of expectations for him.

His slow start to the season can probably be attributed to a period of adjustment, but he has found his stride in the last few weeks with nine points, including four goals, in the last seven games.

However, there is still an important detail to correct for the young man if he really wants to make his place in the Bettman circuit's elite at his position. The statistics show that the former first round pick of the Golden Knights does not perform as well on the road as he does in front of his home fans.

The sample size is obviously too small to define this as a major trend for him, but Suzuki simply hasn't been able to put his stamp on his team's play away from home since the beginning of the month, as evidenced by his small 0.5 scoring chances per game away from home.

Fortunately, the Tricolore's number 14 will have ample opportunity to improve the situation, as his team will play four of its next six games on foreign ice. That stretch begins on Tuesday in New York against the Rangers. It will be crucial for Nick Suzuki to take his game up a notch, otherwise the result of this sequence could be catastrophic for the Canadiens.
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