Chiarot scored a power-play goal on four shots in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Canucks. Chiarot didn't initially receive credit for the Canadiens' seventh tally, but that was changed after the game was over. It's his first goal and point of the year to go with 14 hits, eight blocked shots and 11 PIM through five contests. A top-pairing blueliner, Chiarot's primary contributions mostly come from non-scoring metrics.
Chiarot had three hits and two shots on net over a team-high 23:04 of ice time in Saturday's 5-1 win over Edmonton. Chiarot, who finished second on the team with 152 hits in 2019-20, has started the current season as a top hitter. He's recorded seven hits through the first two games, tying him with Nick Suzuki and Joel Edmundson. He lines up on the top pair with Shea Weber, so Chiarot should routinely receive in the neighborhood of 22 to 23 minutes of ice time per game. That will give him the opportunity to build counting stats like hits and blocks.
Chiarot chipped in nine goals and 21 points through 69 games before the league went on hiatus in mid-March. Both those figures are career bests for the 29-year-old, who has seemed to benefit greatly from increased usage in his first year in Montreal (23:08 vs. 18:37 in Winnipeg last season). Chiarot's 0.3 points per game aren't going to rocket you to a fantasy championship, but if your league counts defensive metrics, his 152 hits and 128 blocked shots make him a sneaky play in deeper formats.
Chiarot had one shot, four hits and 14 penalty minutes Thursday in a 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay. Chiarot was angry late in the game when he jumped the Lightning's Blake Coleman, picking up roughing and game misconduct penalties. He's not one to back away from the physical side of the game, but this action may have been due to the frustration caused by a lopsided game. Chiarot has 59 PIM in 67 games, three minutes shy of the 62 he had in 2018-19.
Chiarot scored two goals on four shots while dishing out four hits in Thursday's 4-3 overtime win over Washington. Chiarot also blocked three shots as he filled the stat sheet in Thursday's victory. The 28-year-old blueliner tallied his first goal to take the lead just 30 seconds into the third period before sniping home the overtime-winning goal, giving him his second multi-goal outing of the season. Chiarot also matched the career high of 20 points that he set last season.
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