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Logan Mailloux plays hero in conference final

The Montreal Canadiens’ bank of defensive prospects is well-stocked, mainly on the left side. Among the youngsters who have played in the NHL this year are Kaiden Guhle, Arber Xhekaj and Jordan Harris, while Lane Hutson is beginning to establish himself as one of the club’s top prospects.

On the right side, things are a little leaner, but fortunately, the CH can thank Marc Bergevin for taking a chance on the controversial Logan Mailloux.

Mailloux has been sensational this season, now that he’s paid his debt to society. With 25 goals and 53 points in 56 games in his first full OHL season, Mailloux continues to dominate the playoffs.

And Mailloux kept up his one-point-per-game pace in the spring dance. He scored the winning goal in a 3-1 victory with his weapon of choice, a wrist shot from the blue line.

The London Knights seem unstoppable and are now 2-0 up in the conference final against the Sarnia Sting.

They have lost only once in the second round of the playoffs, to the Kitchener Rangers.

Teammate Ryan Winterton then confirmed the victory with an empty-net goal.

It was a very important goal for Mailloux. Not only did he give his team the win, he’s also gaining more and more points within the CH organization, which could be looking to add a right-handed defenseman.

If that doesn’t happen, Mailloux could still be of great use to the Laval Rocket next year.

As I mentioned earlier, quality young right-handed defensemen are pretty scarce with the CH, and Mailloux is definitely the best prospect on the right side. He could become a real stud on the Tricolore blue line and could be a very interesting option on the power play with Lane Hutson in the near future.

Imagine a duo made up of the electrifying Lane Hutson and the ridiculously adept Logan Mailloux.

The future is looking brighter and brighter for the CH, with all these prospects making their mark in their current club’s series.

Game #3 of the Knights-Sting series takes place this Tuesday, when there will be 5 games on the calendar in 7 days. That’s if Mailloux doesn’t play the hero too often and the series ends in 7 games.

In gusto

– Bettman needs to wake up and realize that a team in Quebec City would be so much better than a team… in Tempe, for example.

– For interesting field hockey at a good level (U18 AAA), don’t hesitate to tune in to RDS.

– Simply too strong.

– The Miami Heat took the series lead in Game 1.

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