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Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored 2:24 into the second period to give the Canadiens a 2-0 lead over the Oilers. Unfortunately, Montreal would relinquish their lead by giving up four unanswered goals to their opponent.
Kotkaniemi has six goals and eight points in 30 games played this season for Montreal.
Rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi chipped in a goal —the tenth of his rookie season —in Montreal's 5-1 victory over Philadelphia Thursday.
2018's third overall pick in the NHL draft now has 10 goals and 9 assists through his first 60 NHL games. In addition, his 102 shots-on-goal are 7th most on the Canadiens. He's not worthy of a fantasy roster spot as yet, but the future looks bright.
Jesperi Kotkaniemi tallied his 11th assist of the season in Montreal's win over Ottawa on Thursday.
Kotkaniemi now has three goals and 11 assists for 14 points through his first 29 games at the age of 18. Kotkaniemi is even on the year and has 51 shots on net. Kotkaniemi is a rotational bench piece at this time.