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Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien needs more from his top players

The Montreal Canadiens face their first win-or-go-home game on Saturday, and hope to have more energy and scoring moving forward. Get set for the most important one of the season, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Montreal is set for its first must-win game on Saturday. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Missed opportunities could end up costing Montreal more than just Game Five. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens look tired and need to try to keep up with the New York Rangers. [RDS]
  • Claude Julien says he needs more from a lot of guys to turn their series around. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The coach does believe, however, that his team will find the solution and even things up. [La Presse]
  • Shea Weber understands that Game Six is the most important game of the Habs’ season. [TVA Sports]
  • Marc Bergevin has solidified the core group of the Canadiens and acquired a lot of character players, and they’ll be relied on as Montreal faces elimination. [RDS]
  • Brady Skjei is a new breed of defenceman whose play is overwhelming the Canadiens. [La Presse]
  • Things have changed since the Habs’ 1993 Stanley Cup run, which included many exciting overtime wins. [Stats Centre]
  • The Rocket de Laval have yet to release their complete schedule, however we now know when they will play their first game in their new arena. [Journal de Montréal]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy. [NHL]
  • The Pegulas are cleaning house for the Buffalo Sabres, but perhaps they should have focused on hiring and not firing. [TSN]
  • Meanwhile there appear to be two front-runners in the search for a new home for the New York Islanders. [Sportsnet]
  • Are goaltender interference reviews actually doing any good for protecting goalies? [In Goal Mag]
  • Nobody loves hockey quite like David Ling, of the ECHL’s Brampton Beast. [Vice Sports]