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Friday Habs Headlines: Pacioretty under the microscope

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In today’s links, find out what the Habs need to do to have success in this series, where Alexei Emelin’s return fits in, and explore all things Max Pacioretty.

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Montreal Canadiens at New York Rangers Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Guy Lafleur says that Pacioretty should just relax and play hockey. [TSN 690]
  • Max Pacioretty needs to fight through this scoring drought. [Sean Gordon]
  • With goals at a premium in this series, Max Pacioretty finds himself under the microscope. [Richard Labbé | Google Translate]
  • Andrew Berkshire looks at whether Max Pacioretty is actually playing poorly. [Sportsnet]With Alexei Emelin back in the lineup, Frank Seravalli and John Lu talk about what style he has to play to be effective. [TSN]
  • The Habs need to set the tone to have success in this series. [TSN 690]
  • Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron are embracing their roles in the playoffs. [Stu Cowan]
  • Alexander Radulov having a little fun in practice. [Amanda Stein]
  • ICYMI: Noah Juulsen will join the St. John’s IceCaps for their playoff run. [EOTP]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma have been relieved of their duties by the Buffalo Sabres. [TSN]
  • NHL linesman Don Henderson has filed a 10.25 million dollar lawsuit against Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames [TSN]
  • Zach Werenski, Patrik Laine, and Auston Matthews are your 2016-17 Calder Trophy nominees. [Elliotte Friedman]
  • Nikita Tryamkin is returning to Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL [Nucks Misconduct]
  • The struggle and triumph of the USWNT resulted in increased coverage of this year’s Women’s World Championships. What comes after? [The Victory Press]
  • The life and death of the women’s hockey program at the University of North Dakota. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • The Nashville Predators had some fun after sweeping the Blackhawks