Martin St-Louis and Nick Suzuki
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INCREDIBLE: The relationship between Nick Suzuki and Martin St-Louis takes an unexpected turn

Published March 6, 2024 at 1:32 PM

It's increasingly talked about; not only is Nick Suzuki becoming a true first-line center in the NHL, but he is also evolving into quite the leader.

For the past two months, he has been one of the most productive forwards in the entire NHL, contributing in crucial moments. Tuesday night in Nashville, he scored the game-winning goal in overtime with a battered lip. The ultimate image of a warrior!

Another scene has emerged, showcasing the strength of his leadership, as Martin St-Louis directly asks him for advice on the bench.

In the post-game press conference, the coach admitted he had to think about how to challenge Michael McCarron's goal, which involved contact with the puck higher than the allowed limit. A mistake would have changed everything.

The former Canadiens forward touched the puck too high to bring it down to the ice and then score legitimately. Challenging the high stick would have been denied.

It was after a discussion with his captain that St-Louis made the decision to challenge for a stoppage in play that should have occurred. We're talking about technicalities, but it would have made all the difference.

The images are quite unequivocal. Nick is clearly seen talking to Martin before the final decision was made.

Many comments have been made about Suzuki being a good 2nd-line center in the NHL, but now he's really starting to prove that he can not only be a first-line center, heading towards a season with over 80 points, but also be recognized as a great leader.

Source: Go Nordiques
March 6   |   637 answers
INCREDIBLE: The relationship between Nick Suzuki and Martin St-Louis takes an unexpected turn

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