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Sunday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin and Alex Galchenyuk work on their chemistry

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In today’s headlines, the dynamic duo focuses on improving together, Danault optimistic about the team, Montoya plays his first Oilers game, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Tampa Bay Lightning Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • They’re now playing consistently on a line together, and yesterday Alex Galchenyuk and Jonathan Drouin stayed late on the ice to work on their chemistry:
  • Phillip Danault believes the effort put forth in the game on Thursday is the true talent of the 2017-18 Habs. [La Presse]
  • Carey Price missed yesterday’s practice with the flu, so the Habs turned to a local firefighter to help out in goal. [John Lu]
  • Max Pacioretty had an opinion on Lias Andersson tossing his silver medal into the crowd after the Gold Medal Game at the World Juniors:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Cam Talbot was pulled after just over a period of play with the Edmonton Oilers, meaning that Al Montoya has already played one of the seven games needed for the Habs to add a fourth-round pick from that trade. [NHL.com]
  • Milan Hejduk had his jersey retired by the Colorado Avalanche last night. He had an unflashy career, but one that still ranks among some of the more heralded superstars the franchise has ever seen. [Mile High Hockey]
  • Russia won their game versus Canada at the Women’s Under-18 World Championship yesterday. [The Ice Garden]
  • Without a way to get to the hospital for the birth of his child, Pierre-Cedric Labrie got some help from a player on a different team. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]