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Monday Habs Headlines: Phillip Danault proved himself to be among the best centremen

In today’s links, Danault’s exceptional season put him among the best centremen in the NHL, the odds of Brook and Poehling making the cut, remembering the Good Friday massacre of 1984, and more.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Phillip Danault proved himself to be among the best centermen in the NHL during his exceptional 2018-19 season. [NHL]
  • Depending on how they perform at development camp, Josh Brook and Ryan Poehling have the inside track on Habs roster spots. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Some 252 penalty minutes were awarded, and ten players expelled, when the Montreal Canadiens met the Quebec Nordiques in 1984 in what is now called the Good Friday Massacre. [Journal de Montreal]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Matt Duchene is savoring his first-ever trip to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. [NHL]
  • During Friday night’s game, Auston Matthews had his best 200-foot game of the playoffs. Another sign of how he’s matured in his third NHL season. [TSN]
  • Supporters of the CWHL have the opportunity to bid on game-used items and keep an authentic souvenir of the teams... just don’t expect the players to see a cent. [Victory Press]
  • Ever wonder what players crave as a late-night snack? Of course you do!

Monday’s playoff schedule

Washington Capitals @ Carolina Hurricanes

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

Nashville Predators @ Dallas Stars

Start time: 8:30 PM EDT / 5:30 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet One (English), TVA Sports 2 (French)
In the USA: CNBC
Elsewhere: / Rogers NHL Live