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Saturday Habs Headlines: A rapid turnaround may have saved the Canadiens’ season

In today’s links, looking back at a crucial week for Montreal, praising those who made it possible, a feature on the next wave of Habs players, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • In the span of a few days, the Habs went from sinking down the standings to charging up them once more. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • It’s been a team effort to turn those fortunes around. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • Andrew Shaw’s more disciplined play is allowing him to have a more positive impact for the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Taking different paths to get there, Jake Evans, Lukas Vejdemo, and Alexandre Alain discuss their first year in North American professional hockey. [La Presse]
  • He’s not scoring goals, but Artturi Lehkonen is still doing a lot of things to help the offence. [The Athletic]
  • Sunday’s Plains Cree broadcast of the Habs-Hurricanes game is a unique way to revive Indigenous language. [City News 1130]
  • Nate Thompson and Jordan Weal may not be game-chargers, but they are good game-stabilizers. [Sportsnet]
  • Two mints and a baby:
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  • Five things to know before you watch the Clarkson Cup Final between Les Canadiennes and the Calgary Inferno tomorrow. [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Bad news for them, good news for Montreal: The Columbus Blue Jackets’ deadline acquisitions are struggling to adjust. [TSN]
  • The Blue Jackets are still searching for answers after the latest debacle in Edmonton. [The Athletic]
  • As you might expect, Tobias Rieder wasn’t happy about being blamed for the Oilers’ poor season. [TSN]
  • The Washington Capitals may be split on their decision to attend the White House, but the reigning Stanley Cup Champions won’t let those political views affect them at Capital One Arena. [The Athletic]
  • The story behind the fundamental hockey source that is HockeyDB. [The Athletic]