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Saturday Habs Headlines: Eliminated

The Canadiens won’t get a shot at the Stanley Cup this year, but things are about to get much better for the franchise.

Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • With a shootout win by the Columbus Blue Jackets at Madison Square Garden, the Canadiens have been eliminated from playoff contention. [NHL]
  • The (all-time?) best of the rest:
  • They’re not making the post-season, but the Canadiens are looking very good for the future. [NBC Sports]
  • The Canadiens haven’t missed the playoffs this much in a century. It could be the last time they play just 82 games for a while. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Eric Engels looks back at a few missed opportunities along the way. [Sportsnet]
  • Jonathan Bernier investigates some of the underlying areas that negatively impacted the season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Marc Bergevin is happy with the way the team performed this season. []
  • Tomas Tatar has found his role in Montreal. [RDS]
  • And a carpool buddy in Max Domi:
  • While the Laval Rocket were filled with competitive players, the individual skill was lacking in 2018-19. Incoming additions have Joël Bouchard encouraged for next season. [RDS]

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