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Monday Habs Headlines: The right mentality is key to making a Stanley Cup Final comeback

In today’s links, the Habs must believe they’re better than the Lightning, they’re not throwing in the towel just yet, what will Bergevin’s plan of attack be for the Expansion Draft, and more.

2021 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Three Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Justin Williams, who was part of the Los Angeles Kings 2014 Stanley Cup Final comeback, says the key to winning the best-of-7 series after trailing 3-0 is for the Candiens to believe they’re better than the Lightning. [NHL]
  • Heading into their first elimiation game of the Stanley Cup Final, the Canadiens insist they’re “not finished yet”. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens look to avoid a sweep as their Cinderella story may be coming to an end. [Sportsnet]
  • It’s a one-game-at-a-time mentality for the Canadiens as they try to avoid the first Stanley Cup Final sweep since 1952. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Big Canadiens’ fan who scored tickets to Game 3 at the Bell Centre said it may not have been the result he hoped for but “it was worth every penny”. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Why the Canadiens find themselves on the brink of elimination. [Yahoo Sports]
  • And do they still stand a chance of making a comeback? [TSN 690]
  • What will Marc Bergevin’s plan of attack be for the upcoming Seattle Kraken Expansion Draft? [The Hockey Writers]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Jon Copper says it feels like “the last day of school” for the 2020-21 Tamp Bay Lightning, and not in the Alice Cooper way. [Yahoo Sports]
  • Why the Edmonton Oilers should consider trading for Arizona Coyotes’ Phil Kessel. [The Hockey Writers]
  • After signing Joel Eriksson Ek to an 8-year, $42 million deal, Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin is now turning his attention to Kevin Fiala and Kirill Kaprizov. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • His two-goal performance in Game 3 shows that Tyler Johnson should not be underestimated. [Raw Charge]