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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Semi-Final Bound

Montreal advances, how the Habs have earned respect, Buffalo fielding calls about Eichel, Black Girl Hockey nominated for the NHL’s Community Hero Award, Team Canada and Team Germany, Marian Hossa and more in today’s links

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Winnipeg Jets at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Montreal was the definite underdog coming into these playoffs, but their play has earned them respect. [Sportsnet]
  • A few years ago, the playoff run the Habs are on right now seemed a long ways away. The kids arrived early enough to catch Carey Price, who is still well able to perform at the top of his game. [The Athletic]
  • The eliminated Jets expressed admiration of the Habs’ play in the series. [NHL]
  • The NHL has been granted an exemption, allowing the Habs to play the winner of the Avs/Knights series in Montreal. [NHL]
  • Hockey is a very mental game, and Price has the capability to get in players’ heads like no one else — that and bolster his own team’s confidence. [The Athletic]
  • Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman talk Habs, the Avalanche and many other things in this week’s edition of 31 thoughts. [Sportsnet]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Unsurprisingly, the Buffalo Sabres are getting asked about Jack Eichel, among others. [TSN]
  • Mathew Barzal talks about his experiences this playoff run. [ESPN]
  • Gerard Gallant steered Team Canada to a remarkable comeback and gold medal victory. [The Athletic]
  • Renee Hess talks about Black Girl Hockey, being named one of the finalists for the Community Hero Award, which is given in honor of Willie O’Ree, and more. [ESPN]
  • Owen Power of team Canada had quite the experience at the World Hockey Championship. [TSN]
  • Team Germany has been solidifying their position as a regular at the Worlds. [The Hockey News]
  • Marian Hossa talks about his life after hockey. [The Athletic]
  • The AHL announces their schedule and alignments for next season. [Sportsnet]
  • The Bruins found plenty to complain about when it came to the refereeing in Game 5 against the Islanders. [NBC Sports]
  • Andrew Copp of the Jets discusses his support of the ChadTough Foundation. [NBC Sports]
  • Breaking down the best salary cap bargains coming into next season. [NBC Sports]
  • Reviewing the Caps’ prospects. [The Athletic]