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Monday Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry is too good to not get out of his slump

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In today’s links, Petry is too good to not get out of his slump, production problems after the first line, Crosby donates 87 items to charity, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • After a strong start to the season, Jeff Petry is currently trying to dig himself out of a slump. And he’s too good of a player to not get out of it. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Saturday’s game against Detroit was a lost opportunity for the Habs to tighten their hold on third place in the Atlantic Division. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joins the Weekend Game Plan to chat about the Habs loss to the Red Wings, production problems after the first line, Max Domi’s struggles, and more. [TSN 690]
  • Since being selected in the third round of the 2019 Draft, Mattias Norlinder has been drawing lots of attention this season in Sweden. [NHL]
  • Matthew Peca shows us his off-ice skills. [Twitter]
  • Maybe it was the Gallagher jersey?

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Tom Wilson is working to clean up his game without sacrificing its physical edge. [Sportsnet]
  • Defence and goaltending are among the issues that have led the Edmonton Oilers to fall from first place in the Pacific Division. [NHL]
  • Tis’ the season of giving, and Sidney Crosby is embracing it. Teaming up with CCM, the Penguins star donated 87 sets of hockey gear to three programs administered by Hockey Nova Scotia. [Sportsnet]
  • Eric Staal is just one point away from reaching the 1000-point milestone. [NHL]
  • After a scary leg injury, Tucker Tynan of the OHL Ice Dogs is expected to make a full recovery after surgery.