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Thursday Habs Headlines: How the Canadiens could win the first round in the playoffs

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In today’s links, a look at how the Habs could win the first round of the playoffs, Suzuki’s hockey IQ, Weber remains sidelined, Laval champions, and more.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • How the Canadiens could win the first round in the playoffs. [Sportsnet]
  • Dominique Ducharme has faith that Jesperi Kotkaniemi has what it takes and is due to bring the good elements of his game back to the forefront. [Sportsnet]
  • Cole Caufield is already proving that he can be counted on during crucial situations. [Sportsnet]
  • Nick Suzuki’s hockey IQ is only getting higher. [RDS]
  • The Canadiens have to continue their playoff push without Shea Weber who will remain sidelined for at least the rest of the week. [Sportsnet]
  • The Laval Rocket are officially champions of the Canadian Division!

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Washington Capitals honoured T.J Oshie’s father, who died Tuesday at 56 years old, by wearing special “coach” decals on their helmets. [NHL]
  • After missing the playoffs, the New York Rangers fired team president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton on Wednesday. [Sportsnet]
  • Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers has been suspended for two games for boarding Pittsburgh Penguins Mark Friedman. [NHL]
  • Nick Foligno suffered an upper-body injury during Monday’s matchup against the Canadiens and is expected to miss at least the next two games. [Sportsnet]
  • The injury bug has been feasting on the Toronto Maple Leafs. [TSN]