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Thursday Habs Headlines: Montreal community remembers Dr. Douglas Kinnear

Here are your daily links, including Arrturi Lehkonen’s value, Tomas Tatar representing Slovakia, NHL playoffs continue, and more.

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NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens community is mourning long-time Habs team physician Dr. Douglas Kinnear, who passed away over the weekend. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Despite his streaky production, Artturi Lehkonen adds value to the Canadiens. [The Athletic]
  • Despite Tomas Tatar’s two assists, Slovakia collapsed late against Germany for their third loss of the World Championships. [Canadiens]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • LA Kings’ ECHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, have announced they are ceasing operations. [Jewels From The Crown]
  • How five Blues players watching the Eagles at a bar in Philly found their “jam”. [TSN]
  • The Hurricanes haven’t lost hope, even though they’re one loss away from the end of their season. [Sportsnet]
  • In a crucial offseason for the organization, the Wild have suddenly found themselves searching for an entirely new analytics team. [The Athletic]
  • US soccer player Alex Morgan is living her dream, and she hopes to make it possible for other girls to do the same. [The Players’ Tribune]

Thursday’s playoff schedule

ECF Game 4: Boston Bruins @ Carolina Hurricanes (BOS leads 3-0)

Start time: 8:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM PDT
In Canada: CBC, Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the US: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL Live