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Monday’s Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry thriving with increased role

Here are your daily links including Petry’s presence, Price’s superpowers, Gallagher doing what he does best, the defunct Breakaway Challenge, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jeff Petry is flourishing this season, and is second among Canadiens defencemen in points. [Sportsnet]
  • Lately Carey Price has been looking more like a mere mortal than a superhero, but there’s still time for him to regain his superpowers. [La Presse]
  • Brendan Gallagher may be finding himself on the sidelines once again, but when he returns he’ll continue to do what he does best. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Before departing for Detroit, the Habs took advantage of a little spare time on Sunday to fine-tune a few things during a high-octane practice, and Andrew Shaw discussed his first game back. [NHL]
  • During practice, Price faced his biggest challenge yet: Max Pacioretty’s son.
  • EOTP’s Andrew Zadarnowski joined Habs Breakfast to discuss if there’s a need for a defensive upgrade on the Habs. [TSN]
  • Currently, the Habs are a shoo-in to make the playoffs, still sitting comfortably at the top. [Twitter]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Breakaway Challenge at the NHL All-Star Game is now a thing of the past. Here are the five greatest moments of its six-year run. [The Hockey News]
  • After going into cardiac arrest on the ice eight weeks ago, Captain Craig Cunningham of the Tucson Roadrunners returned to the rink to watch his team defeat the Texas Stars. [Arizona Daily Star]
  • In previous years, it took defencemen longer to become trustworthy NHL players, but today’s NHL has accelerated defence development to a more rapid pace. [Boston Globe]
  • The NHL’s ‘loser point’ is a losing idea, causing some coaches to adopt a play to the point mentality. [Boston Globe]
  • The Ice Garden writer Michaela Schreiter reflects on the career of one of Canada’s greatest atheltes, Hayley Wickenheiser. [The Ice Garden]