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Monday Habs Links: Carey Price continues to make history

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including a historical night for Carey Price, a scary injury to Max Pacioretty and a great read on Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • The Habs took it to the Florida Panthers last night, leaving the Sunshine State with a big 4-1 victory. However, the win came at a hefty price. Leading scorer Max Pacioretty left the game in the first period and did not return after his head snapped back following an awkward hit by defenseman Dmitry Kulikov[TVA]
  • The entire team stepped up in Pacioretty's absence, resulting in a historical evening for Carey Price. The Canadiens superstar made 24 saves for his 42nd win of the 2014-15 campaign, joining Ken Dryden and Jacques Plante with the most victories in a single season. It was also a night of milestones as Tomas Plekanec scored his 200th career NHL goal, while Devante Smith-Pelly capped the evening with his first tally as a member of le bleu, blanc et rouge. [Canadiens]
  • Brendan Gallagher scored his 24th goal of the season yesterday. Coincidentally, our very own Jack Han offers a great read on the young star in the making. The 22-year-old is in a very good position to become the teams next 30-goal scorer. [EOTP]
  • Hockey Night in Canada's Don Cherry was less than thrilled with Alexei Emelin during his Coaches Corner segment on Saturday night. Cherry called out the defenseman for a few controversial hits against the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. He even criticized him of diving when taking an elbow from Scott Gomez. Yes, the very same play that resulted in a five-minute major. [Sportsnet]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • It seems as though Evander Kane has been at the centre of controversy since he first stepped foot in the NHL. It's often easy to criticize the recently traded 23-year-old, but you might change your mind about about the Buffalo Sabres forward once you read this interesting piece by Kristina Rutherford. [Sportsnet]
  • The New York Islanders are primed to play their final regular season game at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday. Take a look back at the teams history on Long Island as they chase the Stanley Cup one final time before moving to Brooklyn next year. [NHL]
  • We often hear basketball, football and baseball players thanking God after a big victory, but that is not often on display in hockey. Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid says that the NHL's new culture is allowing players to be more open about their faith. [Boston Globe]
  • It was another wild Sunday in the Eastern Conference playoff race. With the Pittsburgh Penguins losing yet another game at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers, it set up quite an exciting tilt against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday evening. [Puck Daddy]
  • Lastly, don't try this at home. Washington Capitals defenseman Tom Wilson blocked a shot with his face yesterday. One word: Ouch! [Sportsnet]