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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Despite a tough month, the Habs are on the right track

Here are your daily links, including Habs lineup changes, Ben Scrivens fitting in, a Carey Price update, a sweet OHL goal, Jonathan Drouin talk, and more!

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Montreal Canadiens links:

  • The Canadiens mid-season review; compared to last season, the Habs have improved in many important statistics. [Metro]
  • Mark Barberio has been great for the Habs since he has been called up from the St. John's IceCaps. [Canadiens]
  • With Dale Weise out of the lineup for a little while, Sven Andrighetto was rotating with Devante Smith-Pelly on the third line in practice yesterday:
  • Ben Scrivens is fitting in with the team nicely, and is already getting along with Brendan Gallagher. The two knew each other a few years ago when Gallagher was playing for the Hamilton Bulldogs and Scrivens was playing with the Toronto Marlies. [RDS]
  • Carey Price's rehab is going as expected, but he's not ready to return to the ice just yet. [NHL]
  • ICYMI: From duels, to interviews, check out some of the funniest Canadiens moments of 2015. [EOTP]
  • Here is a cool profile on Les Canadiennes forward, Julie Chu. [LaPresse]
  • Les Canadiennes players are still floating on cloud nine after playing in the very first Women's Outdoor Game on New Years Day. [TVA]
  • Here is your weekly prospect update, Daniel Audette leading the way with seven points in three games last week. [EOTP]
  • NBC was happy with the Winter Classic ratings, but are wary of Canadian teams. [Puck Daddy]

Around the NHL and elsewhere:

  • Hockey Canada president and CEO, Tom Renney, defends Canada's World Junior coaches. [WFP]
  • In World Juniors semi-final action, host team Finland edged out Sweden for a 2-1 victory, also, Russia beat the USA 2-1. It will be Finland vs. Russia for the Gold, today at 1PM EST. [FinlandRussia]
  • Why Corey Crawford is now one of the NHL's top goaltenders. [EOH]
  • The Philadelphia Flyers are going through tough times this season, and there are many reasons why. [JDM]
  • The never-told story of the never-seen game; the day Kazakhstan beat Canada in hockey. [SN]
  • Check out Anders Nilsson's new awesome retro Oilers mask, with a Grant Fuhr tribute. [THN]
  • There has been a lot of Jonathan Drouin trade speculation talk in the past few days, let's take a look at his numbers from an advanced point-of-view. [RawCharge]
  • Windsor Spitfires forward Hayden McCool scores an absolutely beautiful goal in the OHL on Sunday afternoon. [SN]
  • A tough blow for the Islanders as they will be without defenceman Johnny Boychuk for 4-6 weeks. [PHT]
  • According to The Hockey News, these are the five main teams that should pursue Jonathan Drouin. [THN]