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Sunday Habs Headlines: Discussions ongoing for third-round cross-border series

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In today’s links, figuring out the details for the first playoff series featuring a Canadian and American team, Eric Staal’s effective, some trade speculation, and news on NHLers’ Olympic participation.

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The NHL and the Canadian and American governments are discussing how a cross-border third-round series would work. [Sportsnet]
  • After going down 3-1 in the first round, the Canadiens have found their winning recipe. [Sportsnet]
  • What does Carey Price think about playing games where failing to stop one shot could be the difference between winning and losing? “It’s fun.” [The Athletic]
  • The Brothers Staal are still going strong in the post-season all these years later. [The Chronicle Journal]
  • Eric Staal, Joel Armia, and Corey Perry are creating a very effective line for Montreal. [TSN]
  • Could the Canadiens be one of the teams in the mix to land Seth Jones? [Sportsnet]
  • Carey Price met with Gerry Shingoose, a residential school surivor, ahead of Game 2 in Winnipeg. [CTV]
  • The difficult decision Don Amero had to make before agreeing to sing his rendition of O Canada in Game 1 in Winnipeg. [The Globe and Mail]
  • See the Rubik’s Cube mural of the Canadiens and Jets’ logos made by a 10-year-old Montrealer. [City News]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Paul Maurice is happy that his team allowed zero five-on-five goals in Game 2. [NHL.com]
  • The New York Rangers have signed 2018 first-round pick Nils Lundkvist to an entry-level deal. [NHL.com]
  • The case for the Buffalo Sabres to select Matty Beniers first overall. [Bleacher Report]
  • John Tavares is healing well from the injuries he sustained in Game 1 of the opening round. [Sportsnet]
  • The momentum of a single-sports betting bill going through the Canadian Senate may be halted if an election is called before its confirmed. [Casino.org]
  • Canada goes for gold today in the Men’s World Hockey Championship, thanks in large part to Andrew Mangiapane. [TSN]
  • Will NHLers have a shot at gold at the upcoming Beijing Olympics? It sounds more likely today:
  • The Sarnia Sting made goaltender Taya Currie the first girl ever selected in the OHL Draft: