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Friday Habs Headlines: Michel Therrien benches Andrew Shaw for ill-timed penalty

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Here are your daily links, including Michel Therrien’s in-game discipline, Stanley Cup experience is overrated, and Mark Barberio claimed off waivers.

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Vancouver Canucks v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes:

  • Andrew Shaw took a penalty in the second period that led to a tying goal that the Habs weren’t able to recover from and Michel Therrien was not pleased.

Shaw did not make himself available to the media after the game.

  • The Canadiens played last night in Philadelphia and the result, after big expectations due to a healthier roster, left a bit to be desired [NHL.com]
  • That’s 11 times in a row with a loss in Philly [Gazette]
  • Shaw, meanwhile, was appointed the team’s LGBTQ ambassador in the NHL’s partnership with the You Can Play initiative [SBN]
  • Defenceman and good guy Mark Barberio got claimed off waivers by the Colorado Avalanche [SN]
  • Stanley Cup experience is overrated (also don’t skimp with efforts when it comes to bacon) [TSN 690]
  • Marc Bergevin and Geoff Molson discuss last season’s collapse [EOTP]
  • Rumours are linking IceCaps captain Max Friberg to a return to his native Sweden next season. [Hockeysverige - In Swedish]
  • Ahead of Les Canadiennes Pink in the Rink game to benefit the Cedars Breast Clinic on Saturday, you can already bid on some collectibles, including a signed Andrei Markov KHL jersey. [eBay]
  • You can also bid on Caroline Ouellette’s jersey, who is about to become the leading goal scorer in CWHL history. [Globe and Mail]
  • If you can’t make the game, it will be airing on Sportsnet Canada-wide after the Canadiens face the Capitals on Saturday

Around the League and elsewhere:

  • Elsewhere in the division, the Senators gained a little ground on the Habs with their win against the lowly Lightning [CBC Sports]
  • NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the IOC will meet to discuss NHL Olympic participation in 2018 [National Post]
  • Chris Pronger fined himself for a hit on Justin Bieber. Yes, that’s right! [SN]
  • Patrick Marleau got his 500th NHL goal vs. the Canucks last night [TSN.ca]
  • A day in the life of the GM of the CWHL’s Boston Blades, Krista Patronick [The Ice Garden]