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Monday Habs Headlines: Has the time come to insert Cole Caufield into the playoff lineup?

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In today’s links, should Caufield be included in the Game 3 lineup, Montreal needs to keep up the physicality, back to home-ice advantage, Weber gets fined, catching up on all things Stanley Cup playoffs, and more.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • After outhitting the Leafs 99-63 through Games 1 and 2, physicality will need to continue to be part of Montreal’s game plan throughout the series. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens admit that the penalties against them in Game 2 resulted in the team losing its focus. They also say why they feel it’s an advantage to have the series shift to Montreal.[TSN]
  • Is it time for Cole Caufield to draw into the Canadiens lineup in Game 3? [Sportsnet]
  • Joel Edmundson and Brett Kulak are happy to be back on home ice with at least one win in their favour. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The likelihood of Tomas Tatar and Phillip Danault getting contracts for the 2021-22 season. [Montreal Gazette]
  • In Game 2, the Habs veterans were already starting to look tired. [TSN 690]
  • With help from the refs, the Maple Leafs evened the series on Saturday night. [CTV News]
  • Because Game 2:

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The PWHPA will host a week-long event in Calgary for its three Canadian hubs. Here are six Canadian players to watch in the Calgary leg of Dream Gap Tour. [Sportsnet]
  • Coming off a season that saw him reach the second-most goals for a blueliner, Edmonton Oilers’ Darnell Nurse turned one of the most chaotic years of his career into his most prolific. [Sportsnet]
  • Players the Vancouver Canucks could be targeting during the offseason. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Catching up on all things Stanley Cup Playoffs. [NHL]
  • Despite leading the series, the Winnipeg Jets know how quickly a series can turn on its head. [Sportsnet]