Wednesday Habs Headlines: A new home for Jordie Benn

In your daily links, a look at the series moving back to Montreal, the start of the IceCaps’ run for the Calder Cup, and several Canadiens players getting noticed in their first playoff action.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Things have changed very dramatically for Jordie Benn within the space of a calendar year. [La Presse | Google Translate]
  • The hungrier team won Game Four. [Brian Wilde]
  • Inserting Pavel Buchnevich into the roster was a smart move for the Rangers. [TSN 690]
  • Artturi Lehkonen is drawing eyeballs for his play with and without the puck. [Corey Sznajder]/
  • Brandon Davidson made a solid playoff debut on Monday night. [Dan Robertson]/
  • Alexander Radulov’s feats of strength go up against Mike Hoffman being the lucky recipient of an Erik Karlsson pass in TSN’s 1v1 Challenge. [TSN]
  • The St. John’s IceCaps face off against the Syracuse Crunch in the first round of the AHL playoffs. Get the details on how the Baby Habs stack up. [Raw Charge]
  • As the IceCaps gear up for Game One, look back at the last Habs farm team to make the AHL postseason. [EOTP]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The first week of the playoffs have certainly been unpredictable. [TSN]
  • The NHL Awards and Expansion Draft will be held on June 21 in Las Vegas. [John Shannon]/
  • As the Capitals face more potential playoff heartbreak, Pat LaFontaine recalls the Easter Epic of 1987. [Jon Lane]
  • Carrie Underwood set the tone for Game Three in Smashville. [NHL]/
  • Kristian Vesalainen scored a hat trick as Finland downed Canada 6-3 at the U18 World Championships. Both teams now gear up for the quarterfinals. [TSN]
  • Artturi Lehkonen’s former team KalPa Kuopio (majority owner: Sami Kapanen) faces off against Tappara Tampere in the Liiga Championship for the rights to the Kanada-malja, or “Canada Bowl”. []
  • As the AHL playoffs begin, find out how NCAA alums have impacted this year’s season. [College Hockey Inc.]/

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