Jonathan Drouin at neutral | The Journal of Montreal

Jonathan Drouin at neutral | The Journal of Montreal
Jonathan Drouin at neutral | The Journal of Montreal

If the Montreal Canadiens want to be successful by the end of the regular season, they will have to count on better production from forward Jonathan Drouin, who is looking for himself offensively.

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The number 92 hasn’t scored a single point in his last five games; however, his team won three of them. In addition, Drouin has finished each of his three most recent games with a differential of -1, which puts him at -4 for the entire campaign so far.

With Brendan Gallagher on the sidelines, Drouin himself knows he will have to produce more.

“It’s hard to lose Gallagher,” agreed Drouin, quoted in Thursday’s edition of the “Journal de Montreal”. He always gives an incredible effort and he scores important goals. I will have to produce more. His absence will hurt, but we will find ways to replace him as a team. ”

In Drouin’s case, we have to go back to March 20 to trace his last point, an assist against the Vancouver Canucks. In terms of goals, the Quebecer is short of 18 games. He hasn’t hit the target since February 23 against the Ottawa Senators.

Worrisome figures

With two goals in 36 outings (before the clash against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday), he is following a lower pace than his first year in the National Hockey League: in 2014-2015, he had collected four goals in 70 parties with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The forward has amassed at least two points just four times since the start of the regular season, including his first game in 2020-21 on January 13. He had three assists at the expense of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He has since added two points in the matches on January 23 and 28 as well as March 4.

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