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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Carey-ing on for the rest of the season

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In today’s links, asking whether Price can hold the fort for the rest of the year, Jonathan Drouin opens up about his struggles, and looking ahead to Thursday’s showdown with the Blue Jackets.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Can Carey Price hold the fort all the way to the playoffs and beyond? [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • Price has moved up to second place in Gilles Moffet’s goaltender rankings. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Habs are crediting an attitude adjustment for snapping out of a recent late season funk. [TSN]
  • This week will make the Canadiens’ season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Jonathan Drouin is looking to regain his confidence. [La Presse]
  • Drouin isn’t one to whine though. [Radio-Canada]
  • The star forward wants to do more to help the Canadiens going forward. [RDS]
  • Drouin does feel that his struggles are magnified by playing in Montreal. [TSN]
  • Shea Weber isn’t 100%, and opponents are taking notice. [31 Thoughts]
  • Last night’s marker may have been Phillip Danault’s first goal with a facemask since midget.
  • Noah Juulsen has taken a key step towards recovery. [The Athletic]
  • It didn’t end the way Les Canadiennes had hoped, but they can take heart that they contributed to the growth of women’s hockey.
  • Hilary Knight truly believes that someday, the girls will be treated just like the guys. [Radio-Canada]
  • Melodie Daoust offered her thanks for what was ultimately a successful campaign.
  • Win or lose, playoffs or no playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens are still in the business of making dreams come true.

We’re on to Columbus

  • Analyzing the Blue Jackets’ deadline pickups. [Sportsnet]
  • Nick Foligno returned to the lineup last night after his 1-year-old son’s health stabilized sufficiently. [The Columbus Dispatch]
  • Prior to last night’s games, the Blue Jackets were slight favourites in the race for the second wild-card position. [The Athletic]
  • What do the gang at The Cannon think about Columbus’ recent fortunes? [The Cannon Cast Podcast]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Don Cherry has made his distaste for Evgeny Kuznetsov’s “birdman” celebration abundantly clear. Now the Russian fires back. [Washington Post]
  • Was Jakub Voracek right in saying that the Philadelphia Flyers “choked” down the stretch, or were they just never good enough? [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Andrew Ladd’s injury-riddled season is over. [TSN]
  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed head coach Jon Cooper. [Raw Charge]
  • Fans shouldn’t be concerned with Jeff Skinner’s recent goal drought. [Die by the Blade]
  • Before the Edmonton Oilers deal with who’s behind the bench next season, they need to think long and hard about the general manager position. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Ranking the 10 best realistically possible potential first round matchups. [The Athletic]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes are inching towards the playoffs. [Canes Country]
  • The Hurricanes celebrated girls hockey by honouring one of the local teams.
  • Hockey Canada has announced that Jason Botterill, Ron Francis, and Ron Hextall will head up the management team for Team Canada at the World Championships. [Sportsnet]