Saturday Habs Headlines: Atlantic Division lead on the line as Habs and Sens renew rivalry

The Canadiens will be seeing lots of the Senators down the stretch, Pacioretty and Byron are having great years, Beaulieu doesn’t like being scratched, and much more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • St. Patrick’s day is an important part of Montreal’s culture and history, but it was once better known as the day of the Richard Riots. [Vice Sports]
  • Nathan Beaulieu was a healthy scratch when the Habs played the Chicago Blackhawks, and the young defenceman was none too happy about it (which is a good sign, according to his coach). [JdM]
  • The Habs-Sens rivalry has been quiet of late, but it’s about to get hot, and it could stay that way for a while. [NHL]
  • Next season, the Canadiens will play an outdoor game in Ottawa. [NHL]
  • Max Pacioretty is in the hunt for the Maurice Richard Trophy. People are beginning to take notice of his lethal shot. [RDS]
  • Paul Byron is having a massive uptick in his offensive production this year, but he has been down this road before: in junior. [La Presse]
  • There is a short list of potential opponents for the first round of the playoffs (barring any sort of ridiculous collapse), and each presents an interesting story. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Home-ice advantage is a massive edge in the post-season, and every team, including Montreal, should be trying to lock it up now. [La Presse]
  • The Canadiens’ GM, Marc Bergevin, is getting some scouting done in the QMJHL. [TVA]
  • However the Alexander Radulov negotiations end up, Bob McKenzie promises it will be fascinating to watch unfold. [FRS]
  • Brandon Davidson opens up about how cancer gave him a new outlook on life. [Montreal Gazette]
  • Jay Baruchel speaks about his love of hockey, the edge Carey Price can give, and just what the Subban-Weber trade means to him. [TSN1040]
  • Artturi Lehkonen is cheering for his former SHL team, Frölunda HC. [Artturi Lehkonen]/
  • Les Canadiennes will be marching in the St. Patrick’s day parade, come celebrate the culture of Ireland and championship hockey, all at the same time! [Les Canadiennes]/
  • In a few days, the Jean Béliveau story will be brought to screen. [JdM]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Jaromir Jagr continues to defy time, and passes Gordie Howe for most productive players beyond the age of 40. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are playing in vintage St. Pats jerseys, one day removed from St. Patrick’s day. [RDS]/
  • Steve Dangle takes a look at the scoring title race, and the art of the Art Ross. [Sportsnet]
  • Team USA’s women’s hockey players are seeking a better and more meaningful form of compensation in order to continue competing at a top level. [The Ice Garden]
  • Hilary Knight has never been one to hold back, and she’s weighing in on the status of USA women’s hockey. [Stephen Whyno]/
  • Liev Schreiber stars in the new Goon movie, and he opens up about all things puck. [NHL]/

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