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Wednesday Habs Headlines: On to Winnipeg

In today’s links, the euphoria of Game 7, the anticipation of Game 1, and the knives come out for the vanquished.

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NHL: MAR 17 Canadiens at Jets Photo by Terrence Lee/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Previewing the second round series between the Habs and Winnipeg Jets. [Sportsnet | Montreal Gazette | The Athletic (Luszcyszyn) | RDS]
  • The Jets will reportedly be allowed to host a “small number” of fans for games one and two. [Sportsnet | TSN]
  • Carey Price reminded everyone that he’s Canada’s best goalie. [Sportsnet]
  • Price’s inflappable demeanour rubbed off on his teammates. [The Athletic]
  • Blake Wheeler says that this series will feature two of the best goaltenders in the game. [TSN]
  • A dominant win capped an improbable comeback. [Sportsnet]
  • With only two days between games, there are pros and cons to the quick turnaround, says Dominique Ducharme. [TSN]
  • The Canadiens were well served in their faith in Ducharme’s system, says Stu Cowan. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Ducharme now returns to the place where he first took up the torch. [La Presse]
  • Phillip Danault reminded everyone why he’s Montreal’s top centre. [The Athletic]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • The hockey world has a responsibility to recognize anti-Indigeneity. [TSN]
  • Where did it go wrong for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and what should the team do next? [Sportsnet | Sportsnet | Sportsnet | TSN | The Athletic | The Athletic]
  • There were heroes in blue at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday night, but they were in the stands, not on the ice. [The Athletic]
  • The Pittsburgh Penguins have given other teams permission to contact Jim Rutherford concerning employment opportunities. [TSN]
  • Marc-Andre Fleury, Philipp Grubauer, and Andrei Vasilevskiy are this year’s nominees for the Vezina Trophy. [TSN]
  • Content Warning: The Chicago Blackhawks are alleged in a lawsuit to have given a positive employment reference to a former coach despite knowing that he was a sexual predator. [TSN]
  • Who has the most to win (and lose) in the draft lottery? [The Athletic]
  • The quarterfinals are set at the IIHF World Championships, with Canada squeaking through thanks to some help from Germany. They will face the team representing the Russian Olympic Committee next. [The Hockey News]