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

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]