Having played only two games with the Montreal Canadiens, Joel Edmundson candidly admits that he continues to adapt as the games go by. However, he said he was happy with his performance on Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers.
If he was shut out in his 5-1 victory, Edmundson still saw his playing time climb by nearly four minutes against the Alberta team. He also presented a differential of +3.
“I can always be better,” admitted the full-back after his team’s training session on Sunday. I know my first game was not the best. There are a few parts of the system that I was not aware of. I want to get better every day, that’s what’s important. ”
“As a newcomer, I go to the arena every day with an open mind and try to learn something new every day.”
The former St. Louis Blues has also indicated that playing alongside Jeff Petry made it easier for him, even if a change of partner obviously requires adjustments.
“It’s been good so far,” said the principal on his association with Petry. We get to know each other. It takes time to get to know a new partner. But [samedi] evening, we played better than in the first game and we want to continue this momentum. “
“He skates with such ease. He plays on 200 feet. He is good defensively and offensively. We communicate a lot and that helps us. It was good to see him score two goals. ”
Regarding the second meeting against the Oilers scheduled for Monday, Edmundson recalled that the margin of error was very slim in the defensive cover at the expense of Connor McDavid.
“It’s that kind of exciting showdown,” he said. You have to know where he is on the ice all the time. We did a good job in this area [samedi]. We hope to do so [lundi]. “