Habs’ Suzuki getting quite the reputation

Marc Dumont/The Athletic

By Michael Traikos,

What was Nick Suzuki thinking? Was he thinking?

The video evidence suggests he wasn’t.

 How else to explain the act of bravery — or was it recklessness? — that saw him willingly almost take a puck off the head in Montreal’s 2-1 loss to Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Canadiens had been down a goal midway through the second period of Game 1, when Carey Price slid out from the front of the net to challenge a two-on-one opportunity.

As the puck went back to the slot, Suzuki found himself caught in no-man’s land in the middle of the crease.

From there, the rookie forward had two options: Lie on his stomach and shield his face with his hands and hope that the shot missed him, or he could pretend he was a goalie.

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