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Monday Habs Headlines: Artturi Lehkonen caps off an amazing year with SHL championship

Here are your daily links for the Habs and around the league, including coverage on Artturi Lehkonen's record-breaking playoff performance leading Frölunda to an SHL championship, the second round of the playoffs beginning to take shape, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Canadiens' prospect Artturi Lehkonen scored twice, surpassing Frölunda's playoffs points record, previously held by Daniel Alfredsson, to lead his team to the Le Mat trophy. [EOTP]
  • Rookie netminder Mike Condon reflected back on the season that was, and what he learned about himself this past year as he was thrust into the spotlight after Carey Price was injured for the majority of the regular season. [Canadiens]
  • Quebec is depressed by the lack of Canadiens' playoff hockey - a recent survey shows half of respondents blue at Montreal missing the playoffs. [La Presse]
  • Newcomer Phillip Danault tells us who he would pick as his starting six players in an all-time best lineup. [Canadiens]
  • Sean Coleman takes a snapshot of the 2013 Montreal Canadiens' draft selections, in what has to be viewed as a successful year picking up prospects. [Twitter]
  • Just days away from Carey and Angela Price's first baby, Andrei Markov welcomes another to his family. If you're not following him already on Instagram, shame on you. [Instagram]
  • There are many free agents available who might be in a position to help the Habs come next season, find out who is up for grabs that could better the Canadiens' fate in a year's time. [Sportsnet]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Washington Capitals finally put a nail in the Flyers' coffin and set themselves a date with the Pittsburgh Penguins in round 2 of the playoffs. [CBC]
  • This marks the first post-season matchup between Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby since 2009. [NHL]
  • Another series came to an end in Minnesota on Sunday, as the Dallas Stars held off a late-game push, eliminating the Wild. [DefendingBigD]
  • All three Sunday games closed off their respective series'. It took more than four full periods of hockey to do it, but the New York Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 and will face the Tampa Bay Lightning in round two. [LighthouseHockey]
  • After a down year for the Detroit Red Wings, Jeff Blashill seeks to put his stamp on the team heading into next season. [WIIM]
  • After losing in a shootout to Sweden, Canada lost the bronze medal game 10-3 to Team USA in the IIHF U18 World Championship to win the bronze medal. [RDS]
  • In this week's Centre Ice, Robyn Flynn discusses the latest NWHL news with Kate Cimini, and speaks with's Dave Stubbs [TSN690/Soundcloud]