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Habs Headlines: Reffing continues to be a story in the playoffs

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Refs continue to be in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, Montreal continues to prove themselves, even in a loss, the loss of his daughter inspires Richardson, J.T. Brown retires and joins the Seattle Kraken, Tim Kurvers passes away and more in today’s links.

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Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • It’s never a good thing when reffing is a big story in a game, and it’s even worse when it’s the second time with the same refs in a series. But it’s not just the refs in the Montreal/Vegas series. [Yahoo Sports | TSN | Sportsnet]
  • Three rounds into the playoffs, and without Ducharme, are the Habs finally becoming the team their absent head coach envisioned? [The Athletic]
  • Despite the loss, Montreal’s game on Sunday is what they need to beat the Knights. [Sportsnet]
  • Brendan Gallagher and the Habs believe that the longer the series goes on, the better their chances become because of the pressure placed on the favored Knights to win. [TSN | NHL]
  • They lost on Sunday, but Montreal has continued to prove they’re not just here because they’re lucky, they’ve earned it. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Tyler Toffoli leads the way when it comes to the most impactful players who joined their current teams in the last year. [NBC Sports]
  • Luke Richardson is inspired by his late daughter, and the Habs are inspired by Luke Richardson. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Dan and Jeff Petry will reunite for the first time since December on Tuesday. [NHL]
  • Former Canadiens Stanley Cup winning defenseman Tim Kurvers dies of lung cancer. [Sportsnet | NHL | Canadiens]
  • ICYMI, Montreal signed Laurent Dauphin to a one-year contract. [Canadiens]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • For whatever reason, things aren’t working in Toronto. Does that mean it’s time to move on from the commitment to keeping Tavares, Matthews, Marner, and Nylander all together on the team? [The Athletic]