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Friday Habs Headlines: Francis Bouillon may return to the Canadiens in a coaching role

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including the potential that Francis Bouillon could make a return to the organization, what went wrong with the team's power play this season, and how the team may have fared with slightly better goaltending.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Former Canadiens defenceman Francis Bouillon may be on his way back to the organization, potentially in a coaching role [RDS]
  • Arik Parnass takes a look at each the special teams performance of various NHL clubs this season in one chart, including a brief discussion on what went wrong with the Habs power play. [NHL Special Teams]
  • Arpon Basu joined TSN Ottawa 1200 on Wednesday to discuss the Canadiens season, stating his belief that the team would have made playoffs with just average goaltending had they received it. [TSN 1200]
  • P.K. Subban took part in the skinnamarink challenge on Twitter yesterday, celebrating the musical career of Sharon Lois and Bram. [Twitter]
  • Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven of the Owen Sound Attack has been named a finalist for the Ontario Hockey League's Goaltender of the Year Award:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Philip Pritchard, better known as the "Keeper of the Cup", penned this piece for The Players' Tribune on stories from travelling with the Stanley Cup over the years. [TPT]
  • As the playoffs get underway, Robert Tiffin discusses why it's a terrific time to become a fan of the sport of hockey - and why you should in the first place. [Defending Big D]
  • Bad news for the Philadelphia Flyers as Sean Couturier left Game One of their series against the Washington Capitals after being hit by Alex Ovechkin. [Puck Daddy]
  • Alain Hache, a physics professor at the Universite de Moncton, explains some of the science behind a shot - from accuracy to speed. [CTV News]
  • SC Bern made an incredible run to become champions of the Swiss National League, but their story shows that even after winning there is critical evaluation to be done. [Swiss Hockey News]