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Wednesday Habs Headlines: The Canadiens are beginning to believe in themselves

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In today’s links, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins showed the Habs that they belonged here, how the Philadelphia Flyers present a different type of challenge to the Penguins, and teams start looking back at what needs to change.

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Habs believe, but is that sense of belief enough to overcome the Philadelphia Flyers? [Sportsnet]
  • Brendan Gallagher being Brendan Gallagher will be a big part of the Canadiens’ success—or lack thereof. [La Presse]
  • The Flyers will represent a challenge, but a different one than the Pittsburgh Penguins. [La Presse (Podcast)]
  • The team expect to be underdogs though, and are trying to embrace that role. [CBC]
  • The Canadiens’ veterans are motivated by how the youngsters drove the team against the Penguins. [TSN]
  • A juggernaut meets a giant killer: can the Canadiens make it two Pennsylvania teams for two? [The Athletic]
  • The Habs have given the Florida Panthers permission to talk to assistant general manager Scott Mellanby about their vacant general manager position. [TSN]
  • Meet Alexander, newly arrived to Canada.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The biggest question in Toronto is how Kyle Dubas will handle this offseason. [31 Thoughts]
  • General manager Bill Guerin wasn’t pleased at the Minnesota Wild’s goaltending after their defeat by the Vancouver Canucks. [TSN]
  • The Penguins, out at the first hurdle for the second time in two years, are moving ahead with their core while looking to make adjustments. [Sportsnet]
  • Reviewing the Edmonton Oilers’ performance against the Chicago Blackhawks. [Copper & Blue]
  • The Athletic’s NHL team predicts the “first” round. [The Athletic]
  • The Providence Bruins are proud to announce the creation of the Colby Cave Memorial Award. [NHL.com]
  • From one newly arrived Alexander to another.