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Monday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens need more than just "moral victories"

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Here are your daily links, including John Scott news, a new duel, the Canadiens struggles continuing, Grabovski's dirty hit, a game saving save, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • Sure, the Canadiens are starting to bang in a few more goals, and aren't playing as bad, but they need to focus on playing a full 60 minute game, and getting two points every night. [TSN690]
  • Ron MacLean wrote a good blog post about John Scott and the All-Star game. [HTH]
  • Watch Mike Condon and Ben Scrivens battle it out in a "pie face" duel:
  • John Scott spoke to media for the first time in St. John's after the IceCaps game on Sunday. [STJ]
  • Speaking of John Scott, he belongs in the NHL all-star game. The NHL must make it right. [Puck Daddy]
  • Since December 1 (not including last night against Chicago), the Habs have been bad, in fact, one of the worst teams in the league:
  • IceCaps forward, Markus Eisenschmid scored his first career professional goal, and it was a dandy. [STJ]
  • The IceCaps won a huge game against the best team in the league, the Toronto Marlies, on Sunday by a final score of 6-4. [STJ]
  • The Boston Blades and Les Canadiennes are showing their support for Boston Pride forward, Denna Laing. [Blades]
  • Around the NHL and elsewhere:

    • Vancouver Canucks legend, Markus Naslund, knows and understands what Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin is going through this season. [TBT]
    • Columbus Cottonmouths goaltender, Shannon Szabados is getting pretty tired of DJ's in away rinks playing the same song when she plays against their team. [CBJ]
    • Mikhail Grabovski was ejected for a bad hit on Canucks captain, Henrik Sedin. Sedin did not return to the game. [TheScore]
    • Bryan Bickell cleared waivers for the second time this season, and has been re-assigned to the Rockford IceHogs. [PHT]
    • Marcus Foligno enjoyed his fight with Tom Wilson a lot on Saturday night in Buffalo. [EOH]
    • Cam Talbot has signed a 3-year, $12.5M contract extension with the Edmonton Oilers. [Puck Daddy]
    • Good news for Leafs fans, as William Nylander looks as if he's recovered fully form his concussion and will play soon. [SN]
    • Torey Krug bailed out Tuukka Rask and made a huge save late in the game against Toronto on Saturday night. [EOH]
    • Carl Hagelin made his Penguins debut alongside Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel against the Carolina Hurricanes. [PHT]