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Thursday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty is off to a great start to the season

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens and the league, including Pacioretty's point streak, rolling four lines and the Blue Jays are off to the ALCS.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Despite missing most of the preseason recovering from a leg injury Max Pacioretty has gotten off to a blistering start, scoring six points during Montreal's four game winning streak. [National Post]
  • Though the Canadiens have remained undefeated thus far, coach Michel Therrien stressed the need to remain humble and reminded his team that they will need to face adversity in the future. [La Presse]
  • Neither Greg Pateryn, Jarred Tinordi nor Paul Byron will draw into the lineup today:
  • With the Habs having gotten off to a perfect start supported by great underlying numbers, is it time to consider the team a true contender? Tune into the latest episode of Ice Level to find out. [EOTP]
  • The fourth line has proven itself to be extremely dependable for the Montreal Canadiens and has allowed Michel Therrien to roll all four lines without fear. [TSN 690]
  • No Colorado, you can't have our goaltender:
  • Canadiens' owner Geoff Molson has revealed that the Bell Centre will undergo a three-year, $100 million renovation. [Sportsnet]
  • Mike Condon will need to go house hunting soon:
  • The road to the AHL has not been an easy one for forward Bud Holloway, but he has his sights set on playing in the even more elusive NHL. [The Telegram]
  • The Montreal Canadiens have lost a member of their family:


Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Four teams are yet to earn points during their first week of NHL action, but should the Columbus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, LA Kings and Boston Bruins start panicking already? [CBS Sports]
  • Jack Eichel is no longer a consolation prize for the Buffalo Sabres. The rookie forward is doing all he can to prove that the Sabres did not need to pick first to win the draft lottery. [Grantland]
  • Speaking of rookies, the Philadelphia Flyers have a new defenseman on their third pairing who is trying to adjust to life both in the NHL and the United States. The only difference is, Evgeny Medvedev is 33-years old. [Sports Illustrated]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs find themselves in a tricky situation, with regards to the future of 38-year-old Stephane Robidas. [TSN]
  • Josh Ho-Sang isn't the only one having trouble with alarm clocks:

  • The Toronto Blue Jays are moving on to the ALCS:
  • And the Toronto Blue Jays did so in dramatic fashion! Jose Bautista's seventh inning heroics, combined with the Texas Rangers' seventh inning hijinks made for a memorable evening of playoffs baseball. [Sportsnet]