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Saturday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens’ results defy their underlying play

In today’s links, the Canadiens’ recent slide is an anomaly, Montreal fans are understandably frustrated, and the secret behind the Islanders’ success.

NHL: Edmonton Oilers at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens shouldn’t be as bad as their current losing streak seems to indicate. [Yahoo Sports]
  • What seems to be going wrong with the Montreal Canadiens? [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens’ recent slide isn’t sitting very well with the team’s fans. [CTV News]
  • Despite their recent lack of success however, the Canadiens shouldn’t fire their head coach. [Sportsnet]
  • It is not just the Bell Centre faithful who are being frustrated by the lack of winning. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The New York Islanders’ success seems to hinge on the team’s goaltenders. [TSN]
  • The founders of CapFriendly sat down to talk about how their pet project has become a crucial tool for hockey fans. [Sportsnet]
  • Though there aren’t a lot of women holding top positions in hockey, this is slowly changing. [CBC]
  • Perry Pearn will no longer be the head coach of the Canadian women’s hockey team. [The Star]
  • Max Pacioretty will be representing the Vegas Golden Knights at the NHL All-Star Game. [Knights On Ice]