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Friday Habs Headlines: Carey Price and Shea Weber have their team at the top of the league

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Shouldn’t come as a surprise that Price and Weber are helming a solid team, Philip Danault has earned his NHL spot, the Blackhawks congratulate the Cubs, and more

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NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs continue to roll along because of the Team Canada backstops - the Carey Price and Shea Weber double whammy. [ESPN]
  • The 9-0-1 Habs are heading into tonight’s matchup with the Columbus Blue Jackets riding an eight-game winning streak. Here are five other things you should know. [Gazette]
  • Phillip Danault proves that he’s earned his spot in the NHL. [RDS]
  • Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin preaches patience (whaaaaa?) when discussing re-signing new fan favourite Alexander Radulov. [TSN]
  • Our own Marc Dumont did his usual radio hit yesterday to discuss the Habs, and the art of communication on social media. [TSN 690]
  • ICYMI, here’s a piece on reason to have cautious optimism on this year’s edition of the Habs (despite their disappointing performance on Wednesday) (during which they scored three goals and earned a shutout). [EOTP]

Around the League and elsewhere

  • Ottawa Senators’ goalie Craig Anderson has taken a personal leave of absence to be by wife Nicholle’s side during her battle with recently diagnosed cancer [Globe and Mail]
  • Anderson family friend Robin Lehner is rallying for them. “Family is the biggest thing. It’s bigger than hockey.” [Sportsnet]
  • Jonathan Toews and the Blackhawks congratulated the Chicago Cubs on their thrilling, long awaited World Series championship [NHL.com]
  • In his latest clip, Jack Han wonders about the offensive impact of the most defensive players in the game of hockey:
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins are celebrating their 50-year anniversary with a stirring documentary [NHL]
  • Jakob Chychrun becomes the latest jilted draftee to prove scouts wrong by sticking with Arizona Coyotes [National Post]