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Thursday Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry’s history of coming up clutch

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In today’s links, the full extent of Petry’s winning touch, Carey Price’s perfection, credit and criticism of the bubble, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game One Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Jeff Petry’s spectacular snipe stood as the winner on Wednesday, as it had on Monday — and very often in his career:
  • A look at some of the potential lineup changes Claude Julien could have tried ahead of Game 3. [La Presse]
  • And also a criticism of the Canadiens forwards by EOTP’s Julian McKenzie, before the relative goal explosion in Game 3. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Is perfection required from Carey Price to complete the upset of the Pittsburgh Penguins? [Sportsnet]
  • A day in the bubble with Victor Mete:
  • If you missed it yesterday, should the Canadiens get one more win to eliminate the Penguins, they can’t draw the Boston Bruins in the first round of the playoffs. [EOTP]
  • Former Canadiens prospect Morgan Ellis has signed with the KHL’s Dinamo Riga. [Journal Pioneer]
  • But we will always have this photo:
(St. John’s IceCaps/ Colin Peddle) Morgan Ellis St. John’s IceCaps/ Colin Peddle

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Now facing elimination, is it time for Mike Sullivan to swap out Matt Murray for Tristan Jarry? [The Athletic]
  • There haven’t yet been any positive coronavirus test results in the NHL bubble, and health experts believe the NHL made a “brilliant choice” with its hub format and locations. [The Province]
  • Fans still believe it was too early for sports to make their return, however. [City News 1130]
  • Jake Muzzin is out of hospital after getting injured in Tuesday’s game, but will not return to the qualifying round. [NHL.com]
  • Was the New York Rangers’ elimination in a three-game sweep the last we’ll see of Henrik Lundqvist? [Radio-Canada]