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Tuesday Habs Links: Canadiens full of confidence entering Game 6

Here are your daily links surrounding the Habs and the rest of the hockey world, including the team's growing confidence ahead of a pivotal Game 6, P.K. Subban's growth as a leader and Torrey Mitchell giving Marc Bergevin something to think about.

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Montreal Canadiens Links

  • It won't be easy, but with Carey Price in their back pocket and the forwards starting to score, the Habs are in a good position to become the 5th team to overcome a 3-0 series deficit.  [Metro]
  • Every player was on the ice for yesterday's practice, including defenseman Alexei Emelin, who had his bell rung by Steven Stamkos in the third period of Game 5. There will be no lineup changes this evening, as the Habs intend to stick with a winning formula for a must-win Game 6 on the road in Tampa Bay. [TVA]
  • The boys are ready to go, and they're confident that they can take this thing back to Montreal for Game 7 on Thursday night. [TSN]
  • You really do get the sense that Game 6 is a must-win for the Lightning. It's no secret they do not want to head into the Bell Centre for a critical, pressure-packed Game 7 winner take all matchup. [ESPN]
  • This should definitely prove to be the toughest test of the series for the Habs thus far, as an "angry" Lightning squad vows to be better. [TSN]
  • History has always been a key component of the Canadiens mystique. However, the 1993 edition of the franchise aside, we haven't seen anything of historical significance in a very long time. But as Down Goes Brown writes, the Habs are finally in a position to make history. [Grantland]
  • Check out this cool "Sights and Sounds" segment from Saturday night's Game 5 victory. Let's hope to see more of this tonight! Note: The bench reaction following confirmation of Devante Smith-Pelly's goal is pretty awesome. [YouTube]
  • Bob McKenzie joined the guys over at Montreal 690 to dish about the Habs recent success, as well as what it might take to sign Jeff Petry. [TSN]
  • An underrated component of the Canadiens success in the playoffs? Torrey Mitchell. The 30-year-old centre has resurrected his career in Montreal, exceeding expectations in the post-season. We hear all about Petry, but Mitchell is also giving Marc Bergevin something to think about. [EOTP]
  • P.K. Subban has grown into a true leader. It's been incredible to watch him transform from the 20-year-old kid who first excited fans during the playoffs in 2010, all the way to the game-changer that he is today. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of Subban, here's some solid post-Mother's Day material courtesy of his mom. [Instagram]
  • Michael McCarron, the Canadiens first round pick from the 2013 NHL Draft, has had a very strong OHL campaign. The Oshawa Generals forward is currently playing against Connor McDavid in the OHL Championship, and he has been an important part of their success. A change in his game, more suited to the role he'll likely play in the NHL, is a primary reason for his strong play. [TVA]
  • Lastly, get stoked for tonight's big game with a pump up video created by our very own Marc Dumont. Repeat after me: Go Habs go! [EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • After a disappointing Game 6 loss to the New York Rangers, Alex Ovechkin guaranteed that the Washington Capitals will win Game 7. Ballsy, but I can definitely appreciate taking a page out of Mark Messier's book. [Sportsnet]
  • As Greg Wyshynski writes, it's a pretty wild statement coming from a guy who has won just three of eight Game 7 appearances in his career. [Puck Daddy]
  • Many have voice their frustration over Anaheim Ducks star Corey Perry's Game 5 overtime series winning goal on Sunday Night; questioning why the goal wasn't ruled goaltender interference. Former senior referee Kerry Fraser sets the record straight. [TSN]
  • Perry was clearly banged up after a knee on knee collision with Matt Stajan earlier in the game, making the goal even more impressive. Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau confirmed that although his number one goal scorer is a little sore, he's "no worse for the wear". [The Score]
  • Although they were eliminated in five games, the Calgary Flames gave the aforementioned Ducks all they could handle. Their improbable season was nothing short of exceptional; one that will provide hope to bottom dwellers in the future. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of bottom dwellers, the Toronto Maple Leafs will definitely attempt to land highly sought after free agent head coach Mike Babcock, but he would be totally crazy to even entertain the notion of going there. [The Star]
  • IIHF reporter Olga Khmylev sat down with Jack Eichel in Prague during the World Championships over the weekend, and she decided to see what he would look like in a Buffalo Sabres shirt. Awkwardness ensued without delay, but let's be honest: There's very little doubt that we'll be seeing this again on June 26th in Florida. [Puck Daddy]
  • Lastly, check out this ridiculous glove save by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne for Team Finland in a victory over Team Belarus yesterday. [TSN]