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Friday Habs Headlines: Tomas Tatar hasn’t played like a throw-in

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In today’s links, Tomas Tatar is far more than an afterthought, reflecting on calamity in Columbus, Andrew Shaw is this year’s nominee for the Masterton, and the playoff chase isn’t over quite yet.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Tomas Tatar was supposed to be an afterthought in the Max Pacioretty trade. He’s been anything but. [The Hockey News]
  • Last night’s game versus the Columbus Blue Jackets was perhaps the most important Habs regular season game of the decade. [The Athletic]
  • Phillip Danault deserves votes for the Frank J. Selke Memorial Trophy. [La Presse]
  • Andrew Shaw is the Canadiens’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy this year. [The Athletic | Montreal Canadiens]
  • Shaw is learning to live with ADD, having been diagnosed only three years ago. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Brett Kulak is showing things in Montreal which were hidden in Calgary. [Athletique]
  • What are the economic ripples caused by the Canadiens’ playoff push? [The Athletic]
  • Hockey’s caveman code KOs Paul Byron. [Hockey Inside/Out]
  • Daniel Carcillo says Byron had no choice but to fight MacKenzie Weegar. [La Presse]
  • Cayden Primeau is one of the nominees for the Mike Richter Award, given to the best goaltender in the NCAA. [Mike Richter Award]
  • Members of Les Canadiennes tell the story of the stolen Jeep. [Victory Press]

Ain’t over until the mathman sings

  • Justin Williams says that the “Storm Surge” celebrations are done for the regular season. [Sportsnet]
  • The Carolina Hurricanes dropped a 3-2 decision to the Washington Capitals in regulation, putting the Canadiens within a point of them. [Canes Country]
  • The Canes recent run has been fueled by an increased shooting percentage. [NHL.com]
  • John Tortorella was not fond of Andrew Shaw’s hit on Adam McQuaid last night.

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