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Sunday Habs Headlines: Ghosts of the Forum have descended on the Bell Centre

In today’s links, things are finally falling into place for Montreal, dissecting the Golden Knights’ loss, and more details on the allegations in Chicago.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Roch Carrier, the author of The Hockey Sweater, felt the ghosts of the franchise past were involved in the Canadiens earning their berth to the Stanley Cup Final. [Globe and Mail]
  • Cole Caufield adds an ingredient the team was missing in the regular season. [Sportsnet]
  • Patrick Roy sees a lot of similarites between the current Canadiens and the 1993 iteration. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Remembering what the world was like at the time of the Canadiens’ 24th Stanley Cup win. [Sportsnet]
  • After playing a major role in getting Montreal to the playoffs, Jake Allen is hoping to take the Stanley Cup back to Fredericton, New Brunswick for the second time in three years. [CBC]
  • Montreal vs. Tampa Bay as a Stanley Cup Final matchup is a unique one between two teams that normally play in the same division. [NBC Sports]
  • Losing to them in last year’s Final, Corey Perry knows his new team is in for a challenge. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Perry and the other veterans are making sure to drive home just how rare and special the chance to play for the Stanley Cup is. []
  • It’s also the first East versus East final since 1980. [AP Sports]
  • Montreal’s historically efficient penalty kill. [TSN]
  • Seventy-three stats from the semifinals. [Sportsnet]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Chicago Blackhawks management was made aware of the sexual assault allegations regarding video coach Brad Aldrich ahead of the Western Conference Final in 2010. [TSN]
  • Despite knowing of the situation and firing Aldrich after the season, the Blackhawks gave Aldrich a positive reference as he sought a new role with a developmental team. [The Athletic]
  • Marc-Andre Fleury hopes to continue his tandem with Robin Lehner for the Vegas Golden Knights. []
  • Alec Martinez was playing with a broken foot in the semifinals. []