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Thursday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens need to play their best game no matter the opponent

Here are your daily links, including a discussion of the Habs’ recent play and bad luck, behind the scenes with Angela Price, and more.

Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Besides improved luck, the Habs need to make sure they are playing their best hockey every night, even against inferior teams. [TSN 690]
  • Angela Price took over the league Instagram story to share some “backstage” videos of Habs wives and girlfriends. [NHL on Twitter]
  • Claude Julien believes his team played well against Columbus, but just ran into a case of bad luck. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brian Gionta will have his jersey retired by Boston College.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The PWHPA announced that the Dream Gap Tour will return to Toronto in January. [CBC]
  • Washington’s Garnet Hathaway received a three-game suspension after spitting on Anaheim’s Erik Gudbranson during Monday’s game. [Sportsnet]
  • Top 2020 prospect Alexis Lafreniere was fined by the QMJHL for inappropriate language toward an opponent and abuse of an official. [Twitter]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs (9-10-4) announced on Wednesday that Mike Babcock has been relieved of head coaching duties, and Marlies’ coach Sheldon Keefe will take over. [TSN]
  • Despite recent rumours, the Calgary Flames are not interested in selling low on Johnny Gaudreau. [31 Thoughts]