Thursday Habs Headlines: Max Pacioretty has been quiet, but that won’t last

Here are your daily links, including Max Pacioretty’s struggles to find the back of the net, Shea Weber’s strong play, and more.

Montreal Canadiens News and Notes

  • Max Pacioretty is the focal point of the Habs’ offence, and it can be a challenge when teams have a chance to shut him down in the playoffs. [La Presse]
  • While Pacioretty has yet to find his scoring touch in these playoffs, his teammates have complete faith in his play: [Canadiens]
  • Meanwhile, Shea Weber has wasted little time finding his top form in the first-round of the playoffs. [SN]
  • Steve Ott is doing his best to get under the skin of the Rangers players this series, and it seems to be working. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Canadiens will play two pre-season games at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City next season. [RDS]
  • A young fan asked Make-A-Wish Quebec to set up a meeting with Carey Price. [Canadiens]
  • The St. John’s Ice Caps will take on the Syracuse Crunch in the AHL Playoffs - check out a preview of that series from a Crunch perspective. [Raw Charge]/

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Claude Giroux and Matt Duchene are among those heading to the IIHF World Championship as Hockey Canada announced the first 18 members of its roster. [Hockey Canada]
  • Edmonton Oilers’ forward Leon Draisaitl was fined for his spear on Chris Tierney, but has avoided a suspension. [TSN]
  • The finalists have been announced for the Selke Trophy. [SN]
  • The initial roster from Team USA is missing quite a few top names that were available, which seems to be a common issue for the nation. [ESPN]
  • Jack Eichel denied a report that proposed he would not re-sign with the Buffalo Sabres if Dan Bylsma was retained as the team’s head coach. [Puck Daddy]/

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