Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien needs more from his top players

The Montreal Canadiens face their first win-or-go-home game on Saturday, and hope to have more energy and scoring moving forward. Get set for the most important one of the season, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Montreal is set for its first must-win game on Saturday. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Missed opportunities could end up costing Montreal more than just Game Five. [Sportsnet]
  • The Canadiens look tired and need to try to keep up with the New York Rangers. [RDS]
  • Claude Julien says he needs more from a lot of guys to turn their series around. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The coach does believe, however, that his team will find the solution and even things up. [La Presse]
  • Shea Weber understands that Game Six is the most important game of the Habs’ season. [TVA Sports]
  • Marc Bergevin has solidified the core group of the Canadiens and acquired a lot of character players, and they’ll be relied on as Montreal faces elimination. [RDS]
  • Brady Skjei is a new breed of defenceman whose play is overwhelming the Canadiens. [La Presse]
  • Things have changed since the Habs’ 1993 Stanley Cup run, which included many exciting overtime wins. [Stats Centre]/
  • The Rocket de Laval have yet to release their complete schedule, however we now know when they will play their first game in their new arena. [Journal de Montréal]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The NHL announced the three finalists for the Norris Trophy. [NHL]
  • The Pegulas are cleaning house for the Buffalo Sabres, but perhaps they should have focused on hiring and not firing. [TSN]
  • Meanwhile there appear to be two front-runners in the search for a new home for the New York Islanders. [Sportsnet]
  • Are goaltender interference reviews actually doing any good for protecting goalies? [In Goal Mag]
  • Nobody loves hockey quite like David Ling, of the ECHL’s Brampton Beast. [Vice Sports]/

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