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Sunday Habs Headlines: Could the Canadiens have knocked off the Tampa Bay Lightning?

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In today’s links, wondering what might have been, catching up with prospect Scott Walford, and this year’s Vezina Trophy finalists.

NHL: Tampa Bay Lightning at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Could the Canadiens have stunned the Tampa Lightning in the first round, like the Columbus Blue Jackets managed to do? [TSN 690]
  • Prospect Scott Walford touched on his offseason plans, working with the Montreal Canadiens, and whether being in a French immersion program has made him fluent in French. [NHL]
  • Habs alumni and hockey hall of famer Marcel Dionne’s precious boyhood skates were stolen. [Niagara This Weekend]
  • The Canadiens picked some awesome, and some questionable walk-up songs. Which of their choices do you agree with? [NHL]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • First-year coaches don’t look out of their element during this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. [NBC Sports]
  • Ben Bishop, Robin Lehner, and Andrei Vasilevskiy are this year’s Vezina trophy nominees. [Yahoo Sports]
  • If you want to jump on the Blue Jackets bandwagon, here’s a quick how-to guide. [Jackets Cannon]
  • The Washington Capital could be without the services of T.J. Oshie for the rest of the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • Receiving death threats on social media seems to be part and parcel of playing in the NHL playoffs. [The Athletic]

Sunday’s playoff schedule

Toronto Maple Leafs @ Boston Bruins

Start time: 3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBC
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / Rogers NHL Live

San Jose Sharks @ Vegas Golden Knights

Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360 (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the USA: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / Rogers NHL Live