MONTREAL— Jonathan Drouin stood in the middle of the Montreal Canadiens’ dressing room with team-awarded, Conan-the-Barbarian sword in-hand, and with a smile as wide as it could stretch across his face.

He was five minutes removed from an interview with TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie at centre ice—in which he was serenaded by the fans at the Bell Centre for the role he played in his team putting the boots to the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues—and he was justifiably satisfied.