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.
Phillip Danault : possiblement un premier but avec une grille depuis les rangs Midget il y a 10 ans. #FancyStats pic.twitter.com/Di0JLvcIm7— Maxime Morin (@MaxMorinRDS) March 27, 2019
- Noah Juulsen has taken a key step towards recovery. [The Athletic]
Noah Juulsen est sur la glace avec ses coéquipiers du Rocket à Laval. Il porte un gilet sans contact.— JF Tremblay (@JFTremblay_LP) March 26, 2019
- 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.
Over 175 000 people across Canada tuned in to @Sportsnet and @TVASports to watch the Clarkson Cup on Sunday! #cwhlproud #GrowtheGame #weloveourfans— CWHL (@TheCWHL) March 26, 2019
- 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.
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Thank you to @lescanadiennes for this incredible season. To my teammates... Thank you for everything! Through the ups and downs, we could count on eachother at all time. The Perfect Mix « Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk ». To the fans... it was a pleasure to play in front of you guys! See you next year ! ⚪️
- Win or lose, playoffs or no playoffs, the Montreal Canadiens are still in the business of making dreams come true.
Sam Smith, an 11-year-old with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, always dreamed of playing for the Canadiens.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 26, 2019
On March 11, his dream came true. ❤️@Childrens_wish pic.twitter.com/LycN0697ry
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.
Growing the game!— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) March 25, 2019
We celebrated girls hockey by recognizing one of our local teams pic.twitter.com/PW1Rl943Lw
- 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]