Frédérick Gaudreau is not likely to forget his first game on the ice at the Bell Centre. In addition to realizing the dream of many Quebecers Saturday night, the attacker bromont has contributed to a victory of 4-1 to the Predators in Nashville at the expense of the Canadian.
“It was actually a very special moment. It’s a bit like when you play your first game in the NHL, when you realize you have finally reached the goal that you had set. This is the kind of emotions that comes back, ” said Gaudreau in an interview with The Voice of the East.
“We all know that, in Quebec, Canada, which is big, it is huge. By simply putting the feet in the Bell Centre as a supporter, I felt pampered. And when I was young, I thought it would be cool to be able to skate on this ice. To be able to do the first time against the Canadian, in a uniform of the national League, it has plunged me in my memories of childhood. “
What’s more, Gaudreau has been able to live this invaluable time in front of fifty close. “Seeing the members of my family after the game, it reminded me of the sacrifices they have made and the love they have given me to help me believe in my dreams. To see the emotion in their eyes, it was very valuable, ” added the athlete of 25 years, in both humble and grateful.
A solid performance
Even if he has not got point on the sequence, Frédérick Gaudreau was on the ice when the Predators scored the winning goal. After an attempted pass failed in the entry area, the Bromont is directed in front of the net, hogging the attention of the defender Mike Reilly. Mattias ekholm forlag then blasted a slap-shot that beat Carey Price on the side of the mitten.
“We had lost in overtime the night before in Detroit. So it was important to come out hard. Not only to pick up the victory, but also to be happy of our game, ” said the number 89.
Craig Smith scored twice for Nashville, while Viktor Arvidsson has confirmed the victory in an empty net.
Involved in a mégatransaction in the summer of 2016, the defenders P. K. Subban and Shea Weber have again caused much ink to flow. The new captain of the Canadian also scored the only goal of his team. It would, however, be tempted to say that Subban had the last word, who has collected two helpers in a win — reaching the plateau of 300 passes in the regular season.
“We were aware that this was a special game for P. K., who is so much an important figure in Quebec. But he knows how to handle this kind of things. So there’s not really had echoes in our locker room, ” said Gaudreau.
Although they must still contend with a number wounded, and that they have experienced a sequence difficult recently, the Predators were still in the top of the Central division before the games of Sunday. Gaudreau, meanwhile, seems to have found his niche at the center of the fourth trio. It presents a collection of three points (all goals) in 34 games and a differential of 0.
“I’ve just got to continue to play a game simple and honest. I believe that this is what the team values and expects of me. “