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Friday Habs Headlines: Injuries are bringing out the best in this Montreal Canadiens team

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Captain Pacioretty could break a franchise record this year, teammates are returning, Sergachev gets the bronze, and more

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The injury-riddled Canadiens have shown tremendous character in their performances, and will stay the course. [TSN690]
  • When captain Max Pacioretty scored overtime winning goals on back-to-back nights against Nashville and Dallas this week, he set an NHL record. With just one more overtime goal this season, he will break a franchise record. [Canadiens]
  • Although the return of a couple of regulars is imminent as Alex Galchenyuk and Andrei Markov will be joining the team for practice today. [NHL]
  • The Canadiens edge the Leafs as Atlantic Canada’s favourite NHL team. [CBC]
  • Michael McCarron is feeling (and looking) a lot more comfortable in the NHL, and intends to stay there. [TVA]
  • Team Russia’s Mikhail Sergachev leaves the World Juniors with a bronze medal. [LNH]
  • Carey Price is raising money for the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation:
  • As a reminder, so is EOTP:
  • Texans rate Price’s cowboy look before Wednesday’s game in Dallas:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • It was a well-fought match that came down to a shoot out. Team Canada got World Junior silver in a heartbreaking loss to the U.S. at the Bell Centre. [EOTP]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets have had an amazing season so far, but failed last night to tie the Pittsburgh Penguins’ NHL record of winning 17 straight games, losing 5-0 to the Capitals. [NHL]
  • Patrick Maroon got a hat trick in the Edmonton Oilers’ first win in Boston since 1996. 1996! [Edmonton Journal]
  • Ahead of the game, the Bruins held a ‘moment of celebration and applause’ for Milt Schmidt. [TSN]
  • The Anaheim Ducks announced a one-year extension for goalie Dustin Tokarski. [RDS]
  • The University of BC is looking to raise mental illness awareness in retiring the jersey of a goalie lost to suicide. [Globe and Mail]