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

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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]