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Sunday Habs Headlines: Tomas Plekanec finds redemption during game two

Here are your daily links, including a big moment for Plekanec, Brendan Gallagher’s resurgence, and the first suspension of the playoffs.

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

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Tomas Plekanec’s late tying goal broke a franchise record...but that’s not why it was so meaningful. [NHL]
  • A strong performance from Brendan Gallagher in Game 2 is a great sign for Montreal’s offence. [Globe and Mail]
  • Shaking off the playoff jitters didn’t take long for first-timer Paul Byron. [Sportsnet]
  • No Alexei Emelin for Game 3.
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined Habs Breakfast to talk defence, Plekanec, and Alex Galchenyuk moving back up the lineup. [TSN 690]
  • The Habs are going on the road for Games 3 and 4, and the crowd at MSG has a lot to live up to. [NY Post]
  • What’s next for Habs tryout Giovanni Fiore, now that Cape Breton has been eliminated? [Twitter]
  • The IceCaps are headed to the Calder Cup playoffs! [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Matt Calvert received a one-game suspension for cross-checking Pittsburgh’s Tom Kuhnhackl in Game 2 [NHL]
  • What if NHL jerseys got an NFL makeover? [Jimmy Nutini]
  • It’s never too early to start taking a look at the best prospects in this June’s draft. [Winging It In Motown]
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s Tom Kostopoulos could have retired last summer, but instead he’s the teams scoring leader. [AHL]
  • A Columbus newspaper decides not to distribute “crying Crosby” masks after all, since it’s not 2008. [Sportsnet]
  • We’re not even a week into the playoffs, and things are already getting pretty heated. [SB Nation]