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Thursday Habs Headlines: Teamwork is the name of the game for the playoffs

In today’s links throwing bodies and teamwork will help the Habs beat the Leafs, playoff wagers, Weber’s back, Toronto is ready for the war, and more.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Canadiens can beat the Leafs if they throw the body around and work as a team. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Carey Price is good to go for Game 1 and Ducharme is “very, very confident” that Shea Weber will also be in the lineup for tonight’s game. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Tyler Toffoli is happy to have Weber back, “Webby’s a beast. He’s a warrior and he’s going to do whatever it takes to win.” [Canadiens NHL]
  • Hall of Famer Frank Mahovlich, who won Stanley Cup championships with both the Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs, will remain neutral for the upcoming battle. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Montreal and Toronto Mayors have a serious wager going on for the Habs-Leafs series that involves bragging rights, sandwiches, flags, and beer. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Maple Leafs are ready for the “war” that’s coming during their playoff series against Montreal. [Sportsnet]
  • Three reasons why Toronto will come out on the winning end of the series. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Former U.S. captain and Olympic Gold Medalist Meghan Duggan was named the New Jersey Devils manager of player development. [ESPN]
  • The Winnipeg Jets are embracing the underdog role going up against the Edmonton Oilers. [Sportsnet]
  • Sidney Crosby is playing all positions during the playoffs.