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Monday Habs Headlines: Veteran vs. Rookie goaltending battle will be key in first round of playoffs

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In today’s links, the goaltending battle between veteran and rookie will be key against the Flyers, Philadelphia is sure to be formidable opponents, the Bruins aren’t concerned about their round-robin performance, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The goaltending battle between rookie Carter Hart and veteran Carey Price will be key in Eastern Conference First Round. [NHL]
  • Facing the formidable Philadelphia Flyers will be anything but easy for the Canadiens... but it sure will be fun! [Sportsnet]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined the Weekend Game Plan to discuss the Habs series win over Pittsburgh and how Philadelphia poses as the next difficult challenge. [TSN 690]
  • Not only will we get to see a Canadiens vs. Flyers matchup in the playoffs, we’ll also witness Youppi! vs. Gritty. [CTV News]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Boston Bruins don’t seem at all concerned about their performance during the round-robin or about their drop to the No. 4 seed. [NHL]
  • The NHL playoffs move into next stage with the final 16 teams this week. [Yahoo Sports]
  • As the Tampa Bay Lightning prepare for the official start of the 2020 NHL playoffs one major question remains... where does Steven Stamkos slot into the lineup? [The Hockey Writers]
  • Disappointment hardly seems sufficient after Edmonton’s 3-1 series loss to the Blackhawks. Is it time for a changing of the guard on the Oilers blueline? [Edmonton Journal]
  • The fans get a shoutout for their support in the NHL’s return to play