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Wednesday Habs Links: Focusing on one game at a time

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Here are your daily links covering the Canadiens, including how Montreal copes with pressure, Pateryn's insertion into the lineup and no more periscope.

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Montreal Canadiens

  • Montreal's emphasis on character seems to be paying dividends in the postseason. The Canadiens have demonstrated poise under pressure, a trait which has allowed them to grab a 3-0 series lead against the Senators. [Globe & Mail]
  • To say that PK Subban has been having an noteworthy playoffs would be an understatement. Amidst a controversy spawning slash, a spectacular goal and a visit from Mrs.Beliveau herself, the young defenseman is having quite the series. [The National]
  • The Habs made good use of their 2-day respite, to rest and refocus on taking on the Ottawa Senators. The team realizes that it will no easy task to beat the Sens, despite having a commanding lead in this matchup. To quote Brandon Prust: [NHL]
"Obviously the break is good and important, but we're not thinking about the next round. We're thinking about, 'we want to finish them,' we don't want to give them any life and we'll just stick with our game plan, stay patient, and the next game is just as important."
  • With Nathan Beaulieu having suffered an upper body injury during the last game against the Senators, rookie Greg Pateryn will get the call to replace him, over veteran defensemen Mike Weaver and Sergei Gonchar. [Sportsnet]
  • Carey Price has certainly come a long way in Montreal. The goaltender who was once booed during an exhibition game, is now the backbone of a team that looks to move on to the next round of the playoffs. [TSN]
  • And if you haven't listened to the newest Ice Level podcast, listen to it right now! The crew review the current series versus the Senators thus far, along with the other playoff matches across the league. [EOTP]

Around The League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL has prohibited media members from using the popular live streaming app Periscope, stating that it violates the league's broadcast guidelines. [Puck Daddy]
  • Rookie Petr Mrazek's first career playoff shutout led the Red Wings to an incredible 3-0 win. This win gives the Detroit Red Wings a surprising 2-1 series lead against the Tampa Bay Lightning. [Winging It In Motown]
  • Despite not being in the playoffs themselves, the Toronto Maple Leafs have inadvertently allowed several teams in the playoffs to succeed through poor asset management. The Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and the Washington Capitals have all gained from Toronto's loses. [Sportsnet]
  • The Senators had a magical run culminating in a berth in the playoffs but even that does not dull the disappointment of not doing well in the playoffs. [Silver Seven Sens]
  • Take a look at the impressive White Out pulled of by passionate Jets fans at the MTS Centre. [NHL]