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

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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.