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Monday Habs Headlines: Antti Niemi receives praise for stepping up

Here are your daily links, including Niemi’s accolades, Price is close to Roy’s record, and Ouellette sets a new mark in the CWHL.

Montreal Canadiens v Washington Capitals Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jordie Benn and Claude Julien are very impressed with Antti Niemi so far this season. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Plekanec scored his 600th and 601st career point during the 4-1 victory over the Senators on Sunday. [NHL]
  • With the trade deadline looming, there’s still no inkling of what the club will do. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Caroline Ouellette scored her 131st career goal, becoming CWHL’s all-time leading goal-scorer. [EOTP]
  • After a clean sweep the weekend, is it too early to be optimistic about the 2018-19 Habs? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Carey Price is only four wins away from tying Patrick Roy for wins with the Habs.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Nashville Predators star Filip Forsberg was awarded a three-game suspension on Sunday for interference for his hit on RangersJimmy Vesey. [Sportsnet]
  • The Calgary Flames are proving that sometimes numbers do lie. [Sportsnet]
  • Speaking of the Flames, check out David Rittich’s new “Inferno Heat” mask with one of history’s greatest instigators making an appearance.
  • The Penguins could start seeking a backup goaltender for upcoming trade. [NHL]
  • Is the NHL shooting itself in the foot regarding the labor rights of NHL hopefuls? [Fanrag Sports]
  • Power-play units are increasingly doing more with fewer opportunities. [NHL]