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Saturday Habs Headlines: What the Canadiens need to become a playoff team once again

In today’s news, Montreal’s outlook next season, Romanov claims a title, and Plekanec’s promotion.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • What will it take for Montreal and the Canadiens to get over the hump next season and back into the playoffs? [Montreal Gazette]
  • Alexander Romanov has his moment of glory following his team’s victory in the Gagarin Cup playoffs:
  • Former Canadien Tomas Plekanec celebrates his team being promoted to the top team in the Czech league, adding it to his personal season highlights:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • As we look to the future of women’s hockey following the World Championship, what will we see in the landscape following the loss of the CWHL? [NBC]
  • Ovechkin reveals he’s never had a hangover when asked about repeating as Cup champions [Sportsnet]
  • During this playoff run for Colorado, Matt Nieto reveals one of his greatest inspirations in his younger sister. [The Athletic]
  • The Flyers will not continue playing “God Bless America” at home games following revelations of racist lyrics previously sung by Kate Smith. [NBC]

Saturday’s playoff schedule

Dallas Stars @ Nashville Predators

Start time: 3:00 PM EDT
In Canada: Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBC
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

Winnipeg Jets @ St. Louis Blues

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports 2 (French)
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live

Carolina Hurricanes @ Washington Capitals

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet One, 360 (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBC
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live