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Thursday Habs Links: Pacioretty's comments shouldn't be taken out of context

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including why Pacioretty's comments are a non-issue, Eller's recent success and Drew Miller's luck.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • With the Canadiens having clinched a playoff spot, here are some predictions on how the Habs will fare in the postseason and the need to exercise caution when judging Max Pacioretty's comments. [TSN 690]
  • Lars Eller is finally seeing the fruits of his labor, having notched 7 points in his last 12 games. The Danish centre has been generating scoring chances for the Canadiens and is confident that results will soon follow. [La Presse] (French)
  • PK Subban spoke of just how consistent Alex Ovechkin has been when it comes to scoring goals and the challenges associated with defending against the league's top goal-scorer. [NHL]
  • Despite having constantly rotating wingers and playing under a wide variety of coaches, Tomas Plekanec continues to be one of the most reliable forwards on the Canadiens. The underrated centre, is 7 shy of hitting 500 career points. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Montreal Canadiens had a funny prank of their own for April Fools Day! [Canadiens]


Around The League and Elsewhere

  • Both Dustin Byfuglien and Alex Burrows have yet to receive additional discipline for their dirty hits. While it seems that Byfuglien will be receiving a suspension, Burrows will not be punished further. [Sportsnet]
  • Detroit Red Wings' Drew Miller is an incredibly lucky human being. Ordinarily, this is an odd thing to say about a hockey player who required 60 stitches after taking a skate to the face but in Miller's case, he narrowly avoided losing an eye. [Puck Daddy]
  • Watch as a Russian junior team celebrates their playoff victory with style! Unfortunately, this is very unlikely to ever happen in the NHL. [CBC]
  • Will teams be willing to trade for a goaltender this offseason? Chances are, probably not. Four teams will need a new starting goaltender but with 23 restricted and unrestricted goaltenders available in the offseason, those teams will not need to part with much to obtain one. [NHL Numbers]