When the Canadiens visit the Panthers on Sunday night, two of the more underrated players in the league will be on display, Montreal's Phillip Danault and Florida's Frank Vatrano.
Danault, a Quebec native who turns 26 on Feb. 24, ranks sixth on the Canadiens with 11 goals. However, he ranks second on the club with 38 points at even strength, a total that is just one behind those of NHL stars Evgeni Malkin and Auston Matthews.
"Phillip is playing good hockey," Canadiens coach Claude Julien said. "We rely on him a lot. We give him a lot of responsibility, taking important faceoffs late in the game. He's an extremely useful player."