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Productive night for Suzuki, Teasdale

The two Canadiens prospects played important roles in their teams' respective wins on Monday

by Pierre-Antoine Mercier, translated by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Guelph Storm have finally handed the Ottawa 67's their first loss of the playoffs.

Nick Suzuki had something to say about it too in Guelph's crucial 7-2 win, as the Habs prospect helped give his team the lead just 4:08 into the first period with this beautiful piece of work.

Tweet from @Storm_City: 🚨 It was @nsuzuki_37 vs the world... Suzuki won. What a play to set up @isaacratcliffe to make it 1-0! #GUEvsOTT

The Vegas Golden Knights' first-round pick (13th overall) in 2017 finished the night with three helpers, a plus-4 differential, and won 53.85% of his draws.

Tweet from @Storm_City: 🚨 SCORING IN WAVES! It's like clockwork for @5twisty5 who gets his 2nd of the game and makes it 7-2!#GUEvsOTT

Suzuki has maintained his lead atop the Canadian Hockey League (comprised of the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL) with 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points in 21 games.

The London, ON-born centerman also leads the OHL in differential (plus-18) and shots (92).

Including regular season and playoffs, Suzuki has an eye-popping 48 goals and 129 points and a plus-58 in 80 games.

The Storm currently trail the 67's 2-1 in the series, with the next showdown taking place Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre in Guelph.

Tweet from @OHLHockey: Post-Game 3 perspectives 🌪@CanadiensMTL prospect @nsuzuki_37 calls it a full @Storm_City effort responding well on home ice.#OHLChampionship | #OTTvsGUE

For his part, Joel Teasdale beat Suzuki by scoring the first goal of the game for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies just 2:55 after the opening puck drop on Monday night. The Lavaltrie native also bookended the scoresheet by adding an empty-netter in his team's 5-2 win over the Halifax Mooseheads.

Tweet from @LHJMQ: Voici le premier but du match #3, marqu�� par Jo��l Teasdale des @HuskiesRn. #CoupePr��sident

The former Blainville-Boisbriand Armada forward is currently the second-leading scorer in the CHL behind Suzuki with his 14 goals and 31 points in 17 postseason games.

Including the regular season and playoffs, Teasdale has 57 goals and 111 points in 83 games.

The Habs prospect and his Huskies are assured of a spot in the Memorial Cup, because their current opponents are hosting the annual event which takes place May 17-26 in Halifax this year.

Rouyn-Noranda is ahead 2-1 in their series with the Mooseheads. The two teams face off on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Centre in the Nova Scotian capital.

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