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NHL: It’s time for the meeting between Romanov and the Canadian

In the 2022 draft, Kent Hughes stunned Montreal: He traded defenseman Alexander Romanov to the Islanders in a three-team deal, which would allow him to acquire Kirby Dash..

after six months, Romanov He will meet his former classmates for the first time, as well Canadian visiting islanders For the first two games within 24 hours.

The 23-year-old linebacker is having the best offensive season of his career with 1 goal and 14 points in 43 games this season. Using more than 20 minutes per game on average, the shoulder hitting distribution is still enjoyed by Romanov, who has racked up 105 hits this season.

“The players have to be ready when he’s on the ice,” said head coach Martin St. Louis. We know that Romanov is a tough player who likes to hand out checks. ยป

New York Going on a four-game losing streak. from his side, Canadian They have won two of their last three matches since they have suffered a sluggish seven-game losing streak.

in the last match, against predatorsAnd Cole Cofield She hit the mark twice to reach 25 goals this season. He is tenth in the NHL this season in 2022-2023.

Martin St-Louis will also use the same formation as in the last match, with 11 forwards and 7 defenders. Mike Hoffman and Michael Pezzetta will be disqualified.

Barring a surprise, Samuel Montembolt will be in the net for the third match in a row.

Jonathan Darwin He’s also having a good time with five points in his last five games. He notably contributed to CH’s success against Nashville with three assists.

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Against the Islanders, the Canadian will try to win the first match in a row since November 25th.

After Saturday’s game, the Canadiens will return to the ice On Sunday, to face the New York Rangers. Montreal lost 4-1 to the same Rangers, Just over a week ago.

More details to come.