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Thursday Habs Headlines: Getting more from the third line

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In today’s links, it’s time for the third line to step up, the Petry effect, Caufield incentivizes getting vaccinated, Price and Suzuki come away winners at Fan Choice Awards, and more.

Montreal Canadiens v Vegas Golden Knights - Game One Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Game 2 will be an opportunity for the Canadiens third line to get back on track and make a bigger impact. [Sportsnet]
  • Carey Price and Nick Suzuki come away with wins at NHL Fan Choice Awards. [NHL Canadiens]
  • Jeff Petry’s absence in Game 1 forced additional minutes on bottom-pairing defenders who aren’t capable of handling a bigger role. [Sportsnet]
  • Cole Caufield encourages Quebec youth to get vaccinated, and sweetens the pot with an incentive. [NHL Canadiens]
  • Of the four coaches left vying for the Stanley Cup Dominique Ducharme has the least seniority. [Journal de Montreal]
  • An on-paper analysis of how the Vancouve Canucks compare to the Canadiens. [The Canuck Way]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The New York Islanders feel just fine about having room for improvement after heading home with a series split. [NHL]
  • Gerard Gallant was appointed the New York Rangers head coach on Wednesday. [ESPN]
  • Thirty-eight-year-old Jason Spezza signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. [NHL]
  • Talks of Jack Eichel moving on from the Buffalo Sabres are heating up. [TSN]
  • The Boston Bruins have some goaltending and free agent decisions to make if they hope to make another run at the Cup next season. [NHL]
  • The Columbus Blue Jackets keep their operations changes in the family.