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Saturday Habs Headlines: Carey Price was looking more like himself on Wednesday night

In today’s links, an encouraging performance from Price, a tough start to the season, Alzner’s halted ironman streak, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • There were lots of positive signs for Carey Price in the first game against Toronto. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens impressed against the Leafs, and another Eastern juggernaut awaits them in the Penguins. [NHL]
  • After playing 622 consecutive matches, Karl Alzner’s ironman streak was broken after Claude Julien scratched him for the season opener due to a possible lack of footspeed. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens could be a team that surprise many, but it could also result in much more, here are five predictions for the Habs this season. [The Hockey Writers]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Despite the William Nylander issues, mum’s the word for Mitchell Marner and Auston Matthews when it comes to contract statuses. [TSN]
  • A division opponent in the Panthers could prove to be a contender this season. [Sportsnet]
  • Miro Heiskanen is looking to prove himself and did a pretty good job on his first NHL shift:
  • An emotional opening puck drop with Henrik Zetterberg making his final appearance for the wing:
  • The NHL’s new star has his own hockey card now: