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

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