Saturday Habs Headlines: Claude Julien is happy with Alex Galchenyuk’s play

Looking back a huge Game Two victory including Alex Galchenyuk’s usage, Carey Price’s upcoming contract extension will challenge Marc Bergevin, the pros and cons of the Bell Centre, and more

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Alex Galchenyuk started on the fourth night, but Claude Julien moved him up the lineup during the game./
  • Alexander Radulov talks about his game-winning goal and the energy in the Bell Centre. [Sportsnet]/
  • How did Shea Weber get into a fight with J.T. Miller? This is how:/
  • Elliotte Friedman takes a deeper look into Carey Price’s upcoming contract situation, and what Montreal would need to extend the world-class goaltender’s stay. [FRS]
  • Game One against the New York Rangers was a flash from the past, as Montreal relied far too heavily on a dump-and-chase game. [The Energy Line]
  • The Canadiens have historically done rather well when facing a 1-0 series deficit. [Canadiens]
  • Montreal has passionate fans, teeming with energy. This can make for a great home ice advantage, but it can be a tough building for the Habs too. [La Presse]
  • Above all, it’s important to remember, as pointed out by Bob McKenzie on the Morning Show, it’s not must-win until it actually is. [TSN690]
  • The NHL’s centennial celebration takes a look back at the top ten among Montreal’s championship teams. [NHL]
  • You can bid on a Lukas Vejdemo jersey from Djurgarden. Hurry up: auction ends Sunday. [Djurgarden Hockey]
  • While the big club duked it out with the Blue Shirts in Montreal, the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps had their playoff hopes in the air on Friday night. [Journal de Montréal]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • With the playoffs fully under way, it appears the NHL’s netminders are determined to shine. [Journal de Montréal]
  • Connor McDavid is a championship kind of guy and he’s done well in OHL playoffs and World Juniors, but the young prodigy still has to prove himself in the NHL’s post-season. [ESPN]
  • Down Goes Brown delves into hockey nepotism, the payback on Phil Kessel and the saddest beef in pro sports in the latest grab bag. [Vice Sports]
  • ICYMI: Sean McIndoe also wrote an exceptionally helpful guide for handling that Toronto Maple Leafs fan in your life. [The Hockey News]
  • Team USA’s hockey women have taken on the World and won, and now are celebrating a hard-earned victory. [Sports Illustrated]/

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