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Monday Habs Links: What has made Carey Price so great?

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Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including a look at a key component of Carey Price's incredible play this season, and a wonderful feature on legendary broadcaster Bob Cole.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • It's no secret that Carey Price has been playing completely out of this world. The star goalie leads the NHL with an unbelievable .932 save percentage. [TVA]
  • Kelly Hrudey and Nick Kypreos examined some of the changes Price has made under goaltending coach Stephane Waite, most notably an adjustment in his stance that has been a key component of his success. [Sportsnet]
  • It's impossible not to be amazed by New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr. The 42-year-old has 29 points in 49 games, leaving many, including Canadiens players, completely star-struck. [The Gazette]
  • Don Cherry had some harsh words on Coach's Corner for Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane, telling him to smarten up and not be a jerk. But he did have some nice things to say about Habs tough guys Brandon Prust after his great goal against the Buffalo Sabres last week. [Sportsnet]
  • Ahead of last night's game, Boston Bruins goalie Malcom Subban spoke about the possibility of playing his first NHL game and the potential of doing it against his brother. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait until next season for that to happen. [La Presse]
  • On Sunday, Hometown Hockey took place in St. John's, Newfoundland, the home of legendary broadcaster Bob Cole. For over five decades, the 81-year-old's iconic voice has called several unforgettable moments, including many memorable Habs games. Take a look at his amazing story. [Hometown Hockey]
  • Lastly, start your day off with a smile by watching Max Pacioretty's team leading 24th goal of the season, which stood up as the game-winner against the Boston Bruins last night. [YouTube]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Watch out, Western Conference playoff bubble teams! The Minnesota Wild are coming, and they're coming fast. The Wild have won 5 games in a row and sit just five points out of a playoff spot. Recently acquired goaltender Devan Dubnyk is a gigantic reason for their success of late. In nine starts, he has a 7-1 record with a 1.31 goals against average and a .948 save percentage. Oh, and did I mention he has 4 shutouts? [Puck Daddy]
  • St. Louis Blues young stud Vladimir Tarasenko continued his breakout season yesterday, making a beautiful move on the breakaway for his 28th goal of the campaign. [SB Nation]
  • A young fan crossed her fingers for a Toronto Maple Leafs victory on Saturday night, and it worked! The Leafs defeated the Edmonton Oilers 5-1 for their first victory in 29 days, putting an end to a club record 11 straight losses. It looks like this girl will be getting tickets to every game from here on out. [NHL]
  • Despite the much needed win, the Leafs can't help but regret yet another lost season. [Sportsnet]
  • This was bizarre. Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason suffered an injury during a TV timeout, being carried off by trainers. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • 40 hockey players are challenging the Guinness World Record for the world's longest hockey game. The goal of the 10 day game is to raise money for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. [NHL]