The Canadiens may have something better than Phillip Danault

Published October 24, 2021 at 10:00

Many Tricolore fans will be in for a much softer wake-up call this morning as the team finally won its first game since reaching the Stanley Cup Final. Dominique Ducharme's team scored six goals to defeat the Red Wings by a score of 6-1.

What really caught our attention in this game was the hat trick of the new Quebecer with the Habs, Mathieu Perreault.

He succeeds Phillip Danault who was the last Quebecer to have achieved the feat in 2018 against the Golden Knights in Vegas. Before Danault, you had to go back to Vincent Damphousse in March 1998.

Perreault was also excellent in the face-off circle, winning 71% of those last night. Of course, with such good numbers, he got the first star of the game.

The former Winnipeg Jet is now the Tricolore's second leading scorer with four points, including three goals and one assist. He is one point behind Jonathan Drouin.

One thing is certain, he should keep his linemates for the next game. Remember that the Quebecer was paired with Tyler Toffoli and Cole Caufield last night. Will he continue to produce as much offensively? If so, he could be a real bargain!
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