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Monday Habs Headlines: This year's Canadiens team is different, in a good way.

Here are your daily links, including Nathan Beaulieu news, a new duel, the Canada vs. USA rivalry, a hard collision and more!

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Montreal Canadiens Links:

  • This year's Montreal Canadiens have shown the ability to adapt to change and are very enjoyable to watch. [TSN690]
  • Canadiens d-man, Greg Pateryn, was recalled to the Habs from his conditioning stint on Sunday:
  • Nathan Beaulieu will not face supplementary discipline for his cross-check to Bruins forward Zac Rinaldo. [EOTP]
  • Brendan Gallagher and Jarred Tinordi battle in a "left handers" duel:

    • The Habs power-play seems to be clicking and has been the most improved thing of the Canadiens game so far this season. [EOTP]
    • The Habs ECHL affiliate, the Brampton Beast, were victorious in a Sunday afternoon matinee against the Manchester Monarchs:

    Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Hilary Knight and team USA end Canada's reign at the Four Nations Cup, as they beat them 3-2 in the final game. [CBC]
  • The Ryan O'Reilly-Nikita Zadorov will take years to evaluate truly. [Denver Post]
  • Jason Spezza and Patrick Sharp collided at centre ice on Sunday, but they were not injured:
  • Some rough stuff also occurred in the Stars-Wings game on Sunday. Jonathan Ericsson was hit hard by Ales Hemsky, Ericsson punched Hemsky in the face and got a retaliation call. [SBN]
  • Steve Dangle thinks that the Leafs are cursed, after Ovechkin sets a milestone, and the Capitals scored with 0.8 seconds left to tie, and later, win the game. [Sportsnet]
  • Daniel Alfredsson thinks that junior hockey lacks creativity. [Ottawa Citizen]
  • Blues rookie Robbi Fabbri has been told he will be staying with the team for the remainder of the season. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Take a look at the Auston Matthews projections early in the season: