WOW: Juraj Slafkovsky Enters History Books With Recent Stretch of Play

Published February 16, 2024 at 12:17

Despite the difficult season for the Canadiens, several very encouraging points have emerged in recent weeks. Indeed, the rapid progression of Juraj Slafkovsky, as well as the offensive contributions from Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield, give fans a glimmer of hope regarding the future of the organization.

If the Slovak had a less successful offensive streak at the beginning of the season, he has been completely transformed since joining the team's first line. In his last 23 games, the first overall pick in 2022 has accumulated an impressive total of 21 points, including 10 goals.

"Juraj Slafkovsky in his last 23 games:

10 goals and 11 assists for 21 points; A pace of 75 points over 82 games.

And beyond the points, growing growth, a rapidly developing overall game... the "kid" is impressive!" - Marc-Olivier Beaudoin

It should be noted that he is also on a seven-game streak with at least one point, having recorded six goals and five assists during this sequence. Moreover, with his goal against the Rangers last night, Juraj Slafkovsky has inscribed his name in the Montreal Canadiens record books, becoming the first "teenager" in the organization's history to record a seven-game streak with at least one point.

He thus surpassed Doug Wickenheiser (6 games) as well as Stéphane Richer and Alex Galchenyuk (5 games). Let's say it's rather impressive for a youngster who had only accumulated 18 points in his first 70 games in the NHL!

TVA Sports journalist Anthony Martineau notably shared a statistic that is likely to greatly please Montreal fans. Indeed, in the last three weeks, specifically since January 25, Nick Suzuki (7 goals) and Juraj Slafkovsky (6 goals) are the top goal scorers in the NHL.

The two CH forwards are therefore ahead of generational talents such as Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, and Nikita Kucherov! Wow!

Of course, these numbers are mainly due to the recent dominance of the first line, but it is still a very promising element for the coming seasons. Juraj Slafkovsky is clearly demonstrating that he can become a leading attacker in the NHL, currently. Moreover, his chemistry with Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki is constantly increasing, which could finally allow the Canadiens to have a formidable first unit.

In your opinion, does Juraj Slafkovsky have the potential to be a point-per-game player in the NHL?

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WOW: Juraj Slafkovsky Enters History Books With Recent Stretch of Play

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