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Saturday Habs Headlines: Alexander Romanov finally joins the team

In today’s links, Alexander Romanov is now officially a member of the team, the Canadiens need to be confident against the Penguins and why JT Brown raised his fist.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Though Covid-19 created temporary roadblocks for Alexander Romanov, he is finally in Montreal to practise with the team during the series with Pittsburgh. [Sportsnet]
  • Despite what others may think, the Canadiens believe they’ve earned their place in the playoff qualifiers. [NHL]
  • Though the Canadiens are the clear underdogs against the Penguins, game one will give them the opportunity to show that they still have the ability to pull of an upset. [Sportsnet]
  • Tomas Plekanec shares the secret behind getting under Sidney Crosby’s skin. [The Athletic]
  • Guess which player Pierre McGuire believes will be the deciding factor against the Pittsburgh Penguins? [TSN 690]
  • Keith Kinkaid turned to Twitter with a unique request:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • JT Brown opens up on his decision to raise his fist to support social justice. [NHL]
  • The NHL is set to resume in an unprecedented environment. [CBC]
  • Gary Bettman addressed criticism surrounding athletes receiving priority Covid-19 testing. [TSN]
  • Goalies will make or break series in their year’s post-season. [Forbes]
  • Who will be the difference maker for each of the playoff bound teams? [Sports Illustrated]
  • This KHL club showed their appreciation for front line workers: