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Sunday Habs Headlines: The eternal Andrei Markov continues to impress

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Here are your daily headlines, including Markov’s awesomeness, Habs prospect highlights, defensive production, and more

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Andrei Markov tied Guy Lapointe for the 2nd most GWG all-time among Habs defencemen, with 20. [SC]
  • Saturday was Markov’s seventh career two-goal game. His first since January 11, 2014. [Sean Farrell]
  • The General seemed quite exuberant after his first goal of the game, and there’s a good reason why:
  • Just a friendly reminder that the Habs really, really, really need to re-sign Markov [EOTP]
  • The Canadiens-Senators miniseries revealed less than expected about both teams [Sportsnet]
  • Steve Ott practicing one timers with his son is ridiculously cute. [Instagram]
  • Benoit Groulx and Bob Hartley aren’t surprised Paul Byron is finding success in the NHL. [TVA]
  • The CHL playoffs are underway, and that means Habs prospects are in action:
  • Al Montoya’s mother is his #1 fan. [HIO]
  • The Habs have are among the best teams in the NHL when it comes to production from their defencemen [Sportsnet Stats]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The standoff between USA Hockey and the Women’s national team continues, as players at all levels are united in their fight for equality. [Ice Garden]
  • 16-year-old Rasmus Dahlin continues to impress.
  • Brock Boeser signed with the Vancouver Canucks, and scored a goal in his first game [SBN College]
  • The Flames own the best top pairing among Canadian teams. [Sportsnet]
  • Patrick Sharp will miss the rest of the season due to a hip surgery. [NHL]
  • Would the Islanders consider trading John Tavares this summer? Yes! Maybe. Possibly. Who knows, really. [Sportsnet]