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

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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.

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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)
In the USA: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL.tv / 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: NHL.tv / Rogers NHL Live