- The Habs are a fancy stats nightmare but Carey Price continues to help his team defy the odds. [TSN 690]
- Despite their troubling tendency to get outshot and over dependence on their goaltending, the Canadiens do not seem overly concerned about the worrying trend. [Medicine Hat News]
- Subban, Prust and De La Rose seem to be in favour of a proposed rule change which may result in 3-on-3 play in overtime. [Sportsnet]
- Habs prospect Nikita Scherbak earned high praise from his Everett Silvertips head coach Kevin Constantine. [Canadiens]
"I would describe Nikita as a really, really good human spirit. That goes a little bit beyond just being a coachable player."
- Hamilton Bulldogs goaltender Mike Condon attempted to learn a new skill of sorts. [Hamilton Bulldogs]
- Make sure to listen to the newest Ice Level podcast, where the crew try to solve the conundrum that is the Habs' powerplay! [EOTP]
Around The League and Elsewhere
- Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov helped out a homeless man by buying him dinner and giving him enough money to stay at a hotel. [Edmonton Journal]
- Learn how two of the NHL's top teams expertly turn their defense into offence and create scoring chances in the process. [NHL]
- There are some pretty unusual goaltending records set in the NHL, but the most penalty minutes earned by a goaltender is pretty mind boggling. [Grantland]
- With the NHL's regular season winding down, take a look at the odds faced by teams who are still struggling to make it to the playoffs. [Puck Daddy]
- Regular season shot differentials play an important role in predicting playoff success in the WHL. [whl-from-above]
"Teams who get more shots than they give up tend to win more in the playoffs. That makes total sense when you are not just dealing with one-off situations, but extrapolate it over a full series. The team who has a recent history of generating more chances will give themselves a better chance to win games, and eventually a full series."