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Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien is happy with Alex Galchenyuk’s play

Looking back a huge Game Two victory including Alex Galchenyuk’s usage, Carey Price’s upcoming contract extension will challenge Marc Bergevin, the pros and cons of the Bell Centre, and more

New York Rangers v Montreal Canadiens - Game Two Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alex Galchenyuk started on the fourth night, but Claude Julien moved him up the lineup during the game.
  • Alexander Radulov talks about his game-winning goal and the energy in the Bell Centre. [Sportsnet]
  • How did Shea Weber get into a fight with J.T. Miller? This is how:
  • Elliotte Friedman takes a deeper look into Carey Price’s upcoming contract situation, and what Montreal would need to extend the world-class goaltender’s stay. [FRS]
  • Game One against the New York Rangers was a flash from the past, as Montreal relied far too heavily on a dump-and-chase game. [The Energy Line]
  • The Canadiens have historically done rather well when facing a 1-0 series deficit. [Canadiens]
  • Montreal has passionate fans, teeming with energy. This can make for a great home ice advantage, but it can be a tough building for the Habs too. [La Presse]
  • Above all, it’s important to remember, as pointed out by Bob McKenzie on the Morning Show, it’s not must-win until it actually is. [TSN690]
  • The NHL’s centennial celebration takes a look back at the top ten among Montreal’s championship teams. [NHL]
  • You can bid on a Lukas Vejdemo jersey from Djurgarden. Hurry up: auction ends Sunday. [Djurgarden Hockey]
  • While the big club duked it out with the Blue Shirts in Montreal, the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps had their playoff hopes in the air on Friday night. [Journal de Montréal]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • With the playoffs fully under way, it appears the NHL’s netminders are determined to shine. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Connor McDavid is a championship kind of guy and he’s done well in OHL playoffs and World Juniors, but the young prodigy still has to prove himself in the NHL’s post-season. [ESPN]
  • Down Goes Brown delves into hockey nepotism, the payback on Phil Kessel and the saddest beef in pro sports in the latest grab bag. [Vice Sports]
  • ICYMI: Sean McIndoe also wrote an exceptionally helpful guide for handling that Toronto Maple Leafs fan in your life. [The Hockey News]
  • Team USA’s hockey women have taken on the World and won, and now are celebrating a hard-earned victory. [Sports Illustrated]