Canada Global (Web News) A team with many rookies found seven games for the Montreal Canadians during the holidays to be too much. The young club got crushed in the mill.
Nashville Predators handily defeated the Canadians, 6-3, to seal the sole victory of the trip.
No matter how terrible things get, Cole Caufield is always there. As impressive a goal as he has ever scored in the NHL was the one he scored in the first period.
Caufield started a race with Filip Forsberg after grabbing a puck at centre. One of the league’s top skaters is the Predators winger. They were next to one another. By the finish line, Caufield had established a clear lead over Forsberg.
The genius persisted as Caufield had to maintain his backhand position to escape Forsberg’s reach and long stick following him. He succeeded in convincing Juuse Saros that he could go forehand. Caufield roofed it with a backhand while moving at full speed. Saros fell to his face, not even coming close to saving it.
It required great talent to achieve. For the season, Caufield has 22 goals. He’s on track to score 47 goals this season. Recently, even Kirby Dach and Nick Suzuki have slowed down, but Caufield has not. His genius is still largely unsupported. He is a unique player.