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Saturday Habs Headlines: Canadiens’ playoff success isn’t pure luck

In today’s links, Canadiens’ ticket to the Final was well earned, how did Lehkonen score his game-winner, and the NHL needs to make some changes.

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Vegas Golden Knights v Montreal Canadiens - Game Six Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Despite the narrative being promoted by the media, the Canadiens’ post-season success cannot be attributed to luck. [JFresh]
  • How exactly was Artturi Lehkonen able to score his memorable overtime winner? [Sportsnet]
  • A new generation of Canadiens fans can finally witness the team making history. [La Presse]
  • It hasn’t been an easy path to the Stanley Cup Final for the Habs. [TSN]
  • GM Marc Bergevin always had faith that rebuilding his team was the only way forward and now he is reaping the rewards. [The Athletic]
  • Speaking of Bergevin, there is no denying that his suit is epic. [Macleans]
  • While her son is busy on the ice, Lynda Price will be busy serving her community after being elected as the new chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation. [Aldergrove Star]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Considering the passivity of the average NHL general manager, maybe it is time for the league to step in and change the way restricted free agency works. [Broad Street Hockey]
  • Celine Dion cleared the air about the confusion surrounding her hockey loyalties. [ESPN]
  • A former Blackhawks player is launching a lawsuit against the team, alleging sexual abuse by a former coach. [Sportsnet]
  • Bruce Boudreau and the Toronto Maple Leafs would make an unlikely combination. [Leafs Nation]
  • How will the Washington Capitals manoeuvre against the salary cap? [NBC Sports]