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It didn’t lead to ENOUGH offense, but Caufield and Suzuki were strong in a game carried by Price, Marie-Philip Poulin scores the game winner, suspensions, eliminations, and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • The Habs lost, but Carey Price, Nick Suzuki, and Cole Caufield had terrific games, which is encouraging. [Sportsnet | The Athletic]
  • Price is confident in the Canadiens’ ability to find their scoring touch. [NHL]
  • ICYMI, Artturi Lehkonen did not return following a collision with Rasmus Sandin. [Sportsnet]
  • Montreal needs the middle of its lineup to step up if they are to have any hope of turning this series around. [TSN]
  • Toronto vs Montreal had the chance to be a fan experience for the ages, but thanks to COVID-19, both barns are still empty. [Yahoo Sports | CBC]
  • Marie-Philip Poulin scored the game winner in Team Bauer (Montreal)’s win over Team Sonnet (Toronto). [Sportsnet | CBC]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • It is bad news for Montreal, but William Nylander is heating up at just the right time. [The Athletic]
  • With a disappointing first round finish, it is safe to say that the Blues are not going to look the same next year. [TSN | NBC Sports]
  • Things are surprisingly bleak in Edmonton after a stellar regular season. [The Athletic]
  • Josh Archibald suspended for one game following his clip on Logan Stanley. [Yahoo Sports]
  • The Predators have fans back in the building, which means a lot to the team, but in the case of one special fan it means even more. [The Athletic]
  • The Ducks hire long time Kings staff member Jeff Solomon as VP of hockey operations and assistant GM. [TSN]
  • In a heartwarming end to the Caps-Bruins series, Boston bade a fond farewell to Zdeno Chara in the handshake line. [Sportsnet]
  • The Capitals have been eliminated, and Ovechkin is a UFA this off-season, so where are they headed? [NBC Sports]
  • Speaking of the Great 8, Ovechkin will not join team Russia for the World Championship due to injury. [NHL]
  • How Rasmus Sandin has helped revitalize the Maple Leafs. [Sportsnet]
  • With the NHL playoffs still in the early stages, there haven’t been as many NHL stars playing in the World Championship, which has led to some startling and exciting upsets. [The Hockey News]