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Monday Habs Headlines: Brendan Gallagher — The last leader standing

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Here are your daily links including Gallagher is frustrated but keeps pushing, time for a coaching change and Hilary Knight’s debut

NHL: New York Islanders at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Brendan Gallagher has been the Canadiens biggest leader this season and as much as he’s sick of losing, “sometimes you have to learn to lose before you learn to win.” [La Presse]
  • Claude Julien is comfortable with his staff, but should the team make coaching changes during the off-season? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski discusses the fact that the Canadiens still haven’t given up, the shootout loss to Tampa and more. [TSN]
  • It was a full house at the Bell Centre for Hilary Knight’s first game as a Canadienne.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The confusion of the dreaded goaltender interference call reared its ugly head again Saturday night. [Sportsnet]
  • Young Kendell James, Nashville Predators Hockey Fights Cancer Ambassador, stole the show with her celebratory exploding fist bumps. [NHL]
  • The Edmonton Oilers won’t be seeing the playoffs this year, but that hasn’t stopped Connor McDavid from upping his game. [NHL]
  • So, as it turns out, Patrik Laine is pretty good at hockey.