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Monday Habs Headlines: Is the playoff pressure getting to Claude Julien?

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Julien’s decisions during Saturday night’s game leaves people scratching their heads, Price says the team has to stay positive, and more in today’s links.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal News and Notes

  • Perplexing decisions hurt the Canadiens in loss to Blackhawks on Saturday night. [Sportsnet]
  • Carey Price acknowledged that everyone is frustrated, but they have to keep playing and stay positive. [La Presse]
  • Julian McKenzie joined the HI/O panel to talk about Claude Julien’s decision to sit Jesperi Kotkaniemi for two games last week. [Montreal Gazette]
  • In January, the Habs had a 78.8% chance of making the playoffs. Now, it’s estimated to only be 18.8%. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Cayden Primeau proved once again why he’s one of the best young goaltenders, turning aside 74 of 76 shots in a two-game sweep in the Hockey East quarterfinals this weekend. [NHL]
  • Looks like somebody enjoyed St. Patrick’s Day!

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Florida Panthers have a spark going at the moment, so can they pull off the impossible and grab a playoff spot? [Yahoo Sports]
  • The clocks springing ahead last weekend seems to have turned the clock back on the Maple Leafs with a lot starting to go wrong for them all at once. [Sportsnet]
  • The Winnipeg Jets agreed to a two-year contract with defenceman Johnathan Kovacevic. [Sportsnet]
  • When Evgeni Malkin reached 1,000 NHL points, the Pittsburgh Penguins brought out the heavyweights to celebrate. [NHL]