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Thursday Habs Headlines: Great goalie duel expected for Canadiens-Jets series

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In today’s links, a big goalie duel is expected for Round 2, bringing forward lessons learned, Ted Lindsay finalists, Tavares doing well, and more.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Winnipeg Jets James Carey Lauder-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Instead of the expected Round 2 showdown of Connor McDavid vs. Auston Matthews, it’s a showdown of two of the best goalies in the game. [CBC]
  • A big goalie duel is expected for this series with Connor Hellebuyck going up against Carey Price. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Canadiens will be giving away 100 tickets to each of the team’s remaining playoff games. [Sportsnet]
  • Reality or Fiction: Canadiens-Jets series edition. [RDS]
  • Montreal hopes to keep moving forward using the lessons learned leading up to the second round of the playoffs. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Corey Perry, Nick Suzuki and Dominque Ducharme spoke to the media before Game 1. [NHL]
  • Predicting the winner of the Habs-Jets series is a difficult one. Paul Maurice is simply going with whichever team is most capable of playing to its strengths will be the one left standing.[Sportsnet]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Calgary will be the new host for the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship. [Global News]
  • Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews were named finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award. [NHL]
  • John Tavares is continuing to recover nicely and feels fortunate to have come through the experience in relatively good shape. [Sportsnet]
  • The best and worst possible outcomes for the NHL Draft Lottery. [Sportsnet]
  • A former Saskatoon hockey player has been named the manager of hockey operations and legal affairs for the Los Angeles Kings. [CTV News]