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Monday Habs Headlines: First-quarter MVP goes to Claude Julien

Here are your daily links including Julien deserves much credit for the team’s success, Petry is also doing a great job, the Habs are currently on par for a 100-point season, and Knight embraces her role in women’s hockey

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Montreal News and Notes

  • The MVP for the first quarter goes to...Claude Julien. [Sportsnet]
  • An unsung hero against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday night, Jeff Petry logged a game-high 27:49 of ice time and picked up an assist. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Hilary Knight is one of the most recognizable players in professional women’s hockey and is embracing her role as the face of women’s hockey. [The Telegram]
  • Elmer Benning talks about his 47 years as a scout. [The Athletic]
  • Josh Brook is a promising prospect on the blueline as he continues to impress game after game. [NHL]
  • Early returns favour the Canadiens in the Pacioretty trade. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Habs have collected 25 points in 20 games so far this season. If this trend continues, they could be on par for 100 points (and possible playoff spot). [RDS]
  • Tie Domi — A proud member of Habs Nation

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Henrik Lundqvist earned his 438th NHL victory, moving him into seventh place of all-time. [NHL]
  • Nothing was going to keep the Buffalo Sabres’ Mat Myers from living his NHL dream. [The Athletic]
  • The Uber driver who released the Senators bashing one of their coaches and the team’ s performance has since lost his job and damaged his reputation. [TSN]
  • Veteran sportscaster Randy Tieman, who worked as a reporter for CTV Montreal for 34 years and was an anchor until 2017, has died at the age of 64. [CTV News Montreal]
  • Auston Matthews returned to the ice to skate with his team on Sunday, sporting a red non-contact jersey as he recovers from a shoulder injury. [Sportsnet]