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Friday Habs Headlines: Desperately seeking offence

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As the Habs prepare for Game 2, here are your daily links, with more post-mortem on Game 1 and how the Habs can avoid a repeat performance.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-New York Rangers at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs weren’t run out of the building, but Claude Julien will need to adjust his strategy if he hopes to out-coach Alain Vigneault. [TSN 690]
  • Carey Price has extra motivation in the playoffs. [Montreal Hockey Inside Out]
  • It’s springtime in Montreal. Snow is melting, birds are chirping, and the Habs aren't scoring. [Arpon Basu]
  • The Rangers think they have room for improvement in Game 2. [Dave Stubbs]
  • Alexander Radulov talks about what the Canadiens have to do to get on the scoreboard. [NHL.com]
  • Alex Galchenyuk needs to play with someone who can finish. [TSN]
  • News concerning Alexei Emelin is vague. [Arpon Basu]
  • The score was bad, but the Canadiens maintained some semblance of possession transition play. [Jack Han]
  • The Habs have a new locker room slogan for the playoff run. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Brampton Beast dropped game 1 of the North Division Semifinals to the Reading Royals. Game 2 goes Saturday. [Brampton Beast]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Dr. Brian Levine at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto has authored a study finding concussion-associated age-independent elevations in executive cognitive impairment within a sample of 33 retired NHL players. [Study | TSN]
  • Ken Hitchcock has been named the “new” Head Coach of the Dallas Stars. [Dallas Stars]
  • The Kings are eyeing John Stevens to replace Darryl Sutter as Head Coach. [Pierre Lebrun]
  • Brent Burns and Cam Talbot managed to sneak in a little one-on-one driveway hockey during Game 1 in Edmonton. [Pete Blackburn]
  • The Islanders might be returning to Nassau County. [TSN]
  • Goaltender helmet art provides a little colour to the game and a window into the souls of the players. Find out the inspiration behind the helmet designs for seven outstanding goaltenders. [The Ice Garden]