Monday’s Habs Headlines: Jeff Petry thriving with increased role

Here are your daily links including Petry’s presence, Price’s superpowers, Gallagher doing what he does best, the defunct Breakaway Challenge, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Jeff Petry is flourishing this season, and is second among Canadiens defencemen in points. [Sportsnet]
  • Lately Carey Price has been looking more like a mere mortal than a superhero, but there’s still time for him to regain his superpowers. [La Presse]
  • Brendan Gallagher may be finding himself on the sidelines once again, but when he returns he’ll continue to do what he does best. [Journal de Montreal]
  • Before departing for Detroit, the Habs took advantage of a little spare time on Sunday to fine-tune a few things during a high-octane practice, and Andrew Shaw discussed his first game back. [NHL]
  • During practice, Price faced his biggest challenge yet: Max Pacioretty’s son. /
  • EOTP’s Andrew Zadarnowski joined Habs Breakfast to discuss if there’s a need for a defensive upgrade on the Habs. [TSN]
  • Currently, the Habs are a shoo-in to make the playoffs, still sitting comfortably at the top. [Twitter]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • The Breakaway Challenge at the NHL All-Star Game is now a thing of the past. Here are the five greatest moments of its six-year run. [The Hockey News]
  • After going into cardiac arrest on the ice eight weeks ago, Captain Craig Cunningham of the Tucson Roadrunners returned to the rink to watch his team defeat the Texas Stars. [Arizona Daily Star]
  • In previous years, it took defencemen longer to become trustworthy NHL players, but today’s NHL has accelerated defence development to a more rapid pace. [Boston Globe]
  • The NHL’s ‘loser point’ is a losing idea, causing some coaches to adopt a play to the point mentality. [Boston Globe]
  • The Ice Garden writer Michaela Schreiter reflects on the career of one of Canada’s greatest atheltes, Hayley Wickenheiser. [The Ice Garden]/

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