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Sunday Habs Links: Nikita Scherbak leads Silvertips in scoring

Here are your daily links, including Manny Malhotra almost hitting 1,000 games, Dustin Tokarski about to watch some playoff hockey, the HNIC hamburger madness, and more.

KELOWNA, CANADA - JANUARY 22: The Everett Silvertips stand on the bench against the Kelowna Rockets on January 22, 2014 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
KELOWNA, CANADA - JANUARY 22: The Everett Silvertips stand on the bench against the Kelowna Rockets on January 22, 2014 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)
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Montreal Canadiens

  • If Manny Malhotra plays in the final 10 games of the regular season, he will end the season with exactly 999 career games total. That's just such a neat fact, I love it. [La Presse] (French)
  • Jarred Tinordi just suffered an upper-body injury with the Hamilton Bulldogs. He will be out for at least the next 3 weeks. [Hamilton Bulldogs]
  • As playoffs approach, Michel Therrien seems willing to give his rookie defensemen a few chances. Greg Pateryn draws some rare praise. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Carey Price is having a hell of a career year, but Dustin Tokarski is keeping cool and focused on his job as well. [Montreal Gazette]

"If all goes as planned and all goes well," Tokarski said with a grin, amused by the swarming madness around Price’s stall beside him, "hopefully there’ll be a lot of hockey-watching for me."

  • Bringing in Nikita Scherbak was a smart move by the Everett Silvertips, who are leaning on him to lead them through the WHL playoffs. [Puck Daddy]
  • Speaking of whom, Scherbak assisted a sweet GWG for the Silvertips last night. [gfycat]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • A goodbye to Matthew Wuest, the founder of Capgeek. Wurst poured an incredible amount of his time into a product that he put up online for free, while never seeking out more attention than what he thought he deserved. If you want to commemorate his passing, Wuest's family suggest making a donation to Colon Cancer Canada.  [National Post]
  • A new TSN Hockey Analytics podcast: Former Jets head coach Claude Noel joins the show to discuss his experience with hockey stats. [TSN 690]
  • With the increasing media coverage today, professional athletes have to be professional public speakers as well. Take Alec Martinez after scoring a Stanley Cup game winner: [Edmonton Journal]

"I just saw there was a loose puck in my own end and I just tried to get it into the forward’s hands. Toffoli had a great shot … and fortunately the rebound came to me and I was able to put it in," he said. "It was a great play by them, I’m just the benefactor."

So much for adrenalin.

  • The NCAA tournament field will be selected today. Check out the preview to the college hockey tournament here. [SB Nation]
  • Last night, CBC bumped off national coverage of the Leafs-Sens game in favour of Sharks-Habs. That was only the beginning of the madness.