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Sunday Habs Headlines: Canadiens will face top-ranked Philadelphia Flyers in first round

In today’s links, the Habs learn their playoff opponent, Kotkaniemi’s home training regimen revealed, Price’s shutdown play, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The Canadiens will face the Philadelphia Flyers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. []
  • Marc Bergevin was taking in the Flyers-Lightning game last night to see what his team would be going up against:
  • The Canadiens were a frustrating team to play against in the qualification round. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi’s father sheds some light on what the Habs centre was up to while at home during the pause. [The Athletic]
  • His performance, along with that of Nick Suzuki, was a top story of the Habs’ victory. [Yahoo!]
  • Alex Belzile faced a tough situation for his NHL debut. [Journal Horizon]
  • Carey Price’s sixth post-season shutout was only his second against a team other than the Boston Bruins. [Canadian Sport Scene]
  • He and Shea weber found motivation in the number of people who wrote them off before the post-season started. [Sportsnet]
  • Claude Julien’s mid-series adjustments played a big role in getting the Habs past Pittsburgh. [The Athletic]
  • See what the man who set up Artturi Lehkonen’s series-clinching goal does during his downtime in the bubble:

Around the league and elsewhere

  • After their early exit, which Penguins players won’t be back with the team next season? [PensBurgh]
  • Sidney Crosby believes his team’s window may be closing. []
  • Now that we know the Flyers are the Canadiens’ opponent, take a look at their playoff roster. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • From expansion draft misfits to perennial contender, the Vegas Golden Knights’ entry into the league has been a strong one. [Sportsnet]
  • Zach Werenski had an MRI on Saturday after being forced to leave the Columbus Blue Jackets bench while up 3-0 on Friday. [TSN]
  • Victor Hedman was injured in last night round-robin game and was unable to return:
  • Hours earlier. the report on Steven Stamkos was that he was “out indefinitely.” [Raw Charge]