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Monday Habs Headlines: Kirk Muller’s fierce competitiveness could benefit the Canadiens

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In today’s links, Muller has always been a fierce competitor on the ice, dissecting the young guns’ performance, Manny Malhotra is becoming a promising coach, Marc-André Fleury ties Ken Dryden, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Habs interim head coach Kirk Muller might be a nice guy off the ice, but he was as fierce a competitor on the ice as you’ll ever see. [Montreal Gazette]
  • After never having played a game in the NHL before the start of these playoffs, Alex Belzile has become the first player in Habs history to record his first career NHL point in a playoff game at age 28 or older. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Dissecting Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s playoff performance so far. [NHL]
  • After a disastrous season, the hockey gods are finally shining on the Habs. [Youtube]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined the Weekend Game Plan to talk about how the young guns are on fire, Kirk Muller’s adjustments, and Max Domi moving up in the lineup. [TSN 690]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Keeping his selfless, hardworking attitude is what makes former Canadiens player Manny Malhotra’s one of the NHL’s most promising young coaches. [Sportsnet]
  • After being ruled unfit to play the past two games, David Pastrnak could return when the Boston Bruins face the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 4 on Monday. [NHL]
  • After falling awkwardly during a tussle with Zdeno Chara during Saturday’s Game 3, Andrei Svechnikov underwent an MRI on Sunday. [NHL]
  • Marc-André Fleury tied Ken Dryden for 6th in all-time playoff wins