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Monday Habs Headlines: Canadiens believe they’ll be hard to keep out of the post-season

It may be a tough final stretch for the Canadiens but they’re not giving up, Don Cherry’s impact on Petry, Poehling joins the NHL, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens’ final three games of the regular season might be the definition of difficult, but they believe they’ll be hard to keep out of the postseason. [NHL]
  • Scott Matla joined the Weekend Game Plan to discuss the Habs’ big victory over the Jets, their upcoming schedule, and how they won’t go down without a fight. [TSN 690]
  • How Don Cherry had an impact on Jeff Petry choosing the game of hockey over baseball. [Sportsnet]
  • Samuel Houde (QMJHL) and Matthew Struthers (OHL) were signed to amateur tryout contracts with the Laval Rocket. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Michael McNiven’s new mask is rocking quite the Game of Thrones theme! [Instagram]
  • Ryan Poehling signed his first NHL contract on Sunday and will be joining the Canadiens immediately.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • A week after the Calgary Inferno hoisted the Clarkson Cup trophy, the CWHL announced that the 12-year-old league will discontinue operations on May 1. [CBC]
  • After learning of the news, NWHL commissioner Dani Rylan issued a statement