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Wednesday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien calls for more “will and determination”

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In today’s links, the Canadiens head coach talks about what he wants from his team in game 3, highlighting the good and bad of the first two games, and is offence or defence more important in the playoffs?

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Claude Julien is looking for more from his team in game 3. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The coach hints at lineup tweaks to remedy the faults of the first two matches. [Sportsnet]
  • The third line of Artturi Lehkonen, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, and Paul Byron has been a bright light for the Canadiens so far. [Montreal Canadiens]
  • The Habs are desperate for more offence... but from where? [Radio-Canada]
  • Would a Max Domi-Nick Suzuki-Jonathan Drouin line be the answer? [La Presse]
  • Drouin’s struggles have been evident thus far. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Stubbornness, veteran savvy? Whatever it was, it worked for the Penguins in game 2. [The Athletic]
  • The Pens believe in their recipe for success. [La Presse]
  • The PensBurgh perspective: Carey Price is the only thing keeping this series close. [PensBurgh]
  • The stats back up that angle, as Price is turning back the clock. [TSN]
  • The AHL All-Star game, originally to be hosted by Laval in 2021, has been pushed to 2022.

Around the league and elsewhere

  • What matters more in playoff hockey, offence or defence? [The Athletic]
  • New routines, early starts, and late nights. How the coaches are adjusting to the bubble. [The Athletic]
  • A look back at the first NHL diversity task force, formed when Gary Bettman first became commissioner. [ESPN]
  • Ivan Barbashev of the St. Louis Blues is leaving the bubble for the birth of his first child. [ProHockeyTalk]
  • Hockey Canada will mandate a minimum of two women on its board of governors. [CBC]
  • Akim Aliu announces the formation of the Time to Dream Foundation.