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Thursday Habs Headlines: Tyler Toffoli is no stranger to bouncing back in the playoffs

In today’s links, Toffoli gives his team hope thanks to his playoff past, it’s desperation time, MacLean issues an apology, Tavares gets re-acclimated, and more.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Tyler Toffoli’s playoff experience with bouncing back in a series can provide his team with a bit of hope. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Still on the injured list, Artturi Lehkonen and Jake Evans will remain out as the Canadiens try to avoid elimination in Game 5. [Sportsnet]
  • Three improvements that have to happen for the Habs in order to push the series further. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Dominique Ducharme said that they need to take their “despiration to another level” in order to force a Game 6. [NHL Canadiens]
  • While Jeff Petry says the group needs to “rally together”. [NHL Canadiens]
  • What went wrong for the Canadiens to drop three games in a row after winning their playoff series opener. [Montreal Gazette]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs played so well in Montreal that the high-anxiety fan base may start believing that they’re a good team. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • Joe Thorton expects to see Montreal at “their absolute best next game” and Toronto has to make sure they’re “ready to go”. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Ron MacLean issues an apology for a comment made during Hockey Night in Canada. [Global News]
  • John Tavares joined his team at their practice facility on Wednesday to get “re-acclimated” with the group. [TSN]
  • Canada picked up its first win at the world hockey championship with a win over Norway. [Sportsnet]