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Lars Eller leads the Habs in goals.
There were some serious doubts as to whether Lars Eller would be able to build off his positive 2013 this season. After all, he did get knocked unconscious in Game 1 of Montreal's opening-round loss to the Ottawa Senators. Those kinds of hits can derail a player's career.
Give credit to Eller, however, for how he has bounced back.
The Great Dane returned home last summer more determined than ever. After an offseason of rigorous workouts, he returned to Montreal in the best shape of his career after adding 20 pounds of muscle. And boy, has it paid off.
Eller has scored five times in the team's first five games while adding two assists. He has played so well that he has already overtaken David Desharnais as the team's No. 1 center.
Look for Eller's emergence as a top center in the league to continue.
Eller has used his size, speed and skill to dominate in the offensive zone. He has terrific puck control down low, using his 6'2" frame to shield the puck from defenders. He has gone hard to the net and put himself in position to score easy goals.
The 24-year-old, former first-round pick has been one of the Habs' biggest surprises so far in 2013-14—look for his hot start to continue.
A 25-goal, 70-point season certainly seems within reach.