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Domi: Piling up the helpers

Max Domi just keeps on making one pretty pass after another, leading the Canadiens with 32 assists so far this season

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - After picking up his team-leading 31st and 32nd assists of the season on Saturday night, Max Domi is just one point shy of reaching the 50-point plateau for the second time in his career.

His latest helper was another beauty, with the 23-year-old centerman completing a tape-to-tape pass to Brendan Gallagher for a big power play goal in the third period.

Video: TOR@MTL: Gallagher crashes net, notches PPG

He also collected an assist on Andrew Shaw's tally just 51 second into the opening frame.

Domi, who leads the Canadiens with seven multi-assist efforts, has collected his fair share of highlight-reel helpers so far this year.

During a video shoot with HabsTV for a "Train Like A Pro" feature earlier this season, Domi expanded upon the foundation of his stellar playmaking ability.

"Growing up in Canada, playing pond hockey, shinny, whatever it is, that's where you work on stuff. For me, I watched a lot of video of guys like Patrick Kane, Pavel Datsyuk, the list goes on. Alex Kovalev. You just learn from that and you try it, so I have fun with it," explained the four-year NHL veteran, who also sits just four assists shy of matching his single-season high as well which was set in 2017-18 with Arizona. "A smaller-skilled guy, who obviously takes pride in his skill, it's all about being in tight areas and making plays and creating space for yourself. For me, it's pretty significant in my game and it's definitely something I enjoy." 

Video: Max Domi shows off his sweet stick-handling skills

Here's a look back at a few of the Winnipeg native's top dishes as the Habs enjoy a well-deserved day off on Sunday before returning to practice on Monday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard.

Video: MTL@PIT: Byron nets Domi's feed for second goal

Video: BUF@MTL: Drouin buries great pass from Domi

Video: BUF@MTL: Domi sets up Tatar on odd-man rush

Video: OTT@MTL: Drouin nets backhand on odd-man rush

Video: MTL@VGK: Byron uses nifty move to net OT winner

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