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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Alexander Radulov’s play has been the difference for Canadiens

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Your daily links, including all the Radu-love, looking back at a near perfect game and to the challenge ahead in game four, re-writing NHL history and more.

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers - Game Three Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs played what was easily their best game on Sunday, sending a message to the New York Rangers. [Sportsnet]
  • For the second straight game, Alexander Radulov has been the difference-maker for the Canadiens. [NHL]
  • Radu seems to find a way to get in on every big play for Montreal. [TSN]
  • The Russian forward has had a tremendous impact for the Canadiens. [Puck Daddy]
  • Bob McKenzie reveals his favourite Radulov song before analyzing the Habs’ taking over of the series. [TSN 690]
  • Finally, it appears the old, recycled narrative about Radulov’s lack of heart can be put to rest. [TSN]
  • Number 47 may be the center of everyone’s radar, but Montreal can also be thankful for unsung hero Paul Byron. [Sportsnet]
  • Shea Weber falls short of calling game three a perfect performance, but couldn’t help being impressed. [Journal de Montréal]
  • “Almost perfect” seems to be the consensus view of the Canadiens’ first game at MSG. [RDS]
  • A view from the other side, our friends at BSB’s take after game three. [Blueshirt Banter]
  • Don’t look now, but their practice the day after a sound defeat didn’t appear any better. [Amanda Stein]
  • The battle of goaltenders, Henrik Lundqvist vs. Carey Price has been a tight one, perhaps too close to call yet. [ESPN]
  • Looking ahead to game four, Alex Galchenyuk seems to have the right idea. [Amanda Stein]
  • Artturi Lehkonen is following in the footsteps of his countryman and former Habs captain Saku Koivu. [NHL Public Relations]
  • Bruce Bennett takes awesome pictures, and this one captures the width of a Man Mountain. [Instagram]
  • Martin Reway still hopes to crack an NHL lineup one day. [Habs EOTP]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Stay up to date with each playoff series, and the schedule for upcoming games. [NHL]
  • Jake Allen has been stellar for the St. Louis Blues, perhaps the MVP of the playoffs thus far. [NBC Sports]
  • Another netminder who’s impressing so far is the Edmonton Oilers’ Cam Talbot. [NHL]
  • The Western Conference would do well to fear the Nashville Predators. [ESPN]
  • Bad news for the Columbus Blue Jackets, Zach Werenski’s season is over. [Jackets Cannon]
  • Meanwhile in Toronto, Mike Babcock had good news about one of the Maple Leafs’ rookies. [David Alter]
  • Dallas broadcaster Dave Strader will be honoured with the Hockey Hall of Fame Foster Hewitt award. [Defending Big D]
  • Attendance is strong in the AHL, and the Hershey Bears continue a rather impressive popularity streak. [AHL Communications]
  • Ben Wilson, captain of the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings (affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning) has been suspended indefinitely and he deserves it for mauling Simon Denis. [Raw Charge]
  • New evidence confirms that the first ever NHL game took place in Montreal, and not Ottawa as previously thought. [CBC]