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Tuesday Habs Headlines: Fans and players recognize the progress being made

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Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • The players and fans are still fully engaged with the 27th-ranked Canadiens, which is a testament to the progress being shown in the organization. [Montreal Gazette]
  • David Reinbacher’s defence partner is Laval, Tobie Paquette-Bisson, is surprised by how experienced Reinbacher appears. [The Athletic]
  • Josh Anderson hopes he can power through his slump. Martin St-Louis thinks he will get things turned around. [Sportsnet]
  • “I have to find a way to get back to what I’m capable of doing,” Rafaël Harvey-Pinard says. [La Presse]
  • Cayden Primeau earned the Molson Cup for the month of March. [Canadiens.com]
  • Joel Armia’s resurgence shows no signs of letting up. [RDS]
  • Kaiden Guhle didn’t put up much of a defence for his slash from the bench at his hearing with the Department of Player Safety. “It wasn’t the smartest thing to do.” [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Canadiens are equipped to play a physical brand of hockey, as the Florida Panthers will likely provide this evening. [Le Devoir]
  • Christian Dvorak may be able to play before the end of the season. [Journal de Montreal]
  • The Habs have some special events planned for tonight as part of their campaign for Autism Acceptance Month. [Canadiens.com]
  • The ECHL governors will decide the fate of the Lions de Trois-Rivières today. [La Presse]

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Sidney Crosby hit 82 points last night, and that means he will tie Wayne Gretzky as the only players ever with 19 point-per-game seasons. [NHL.com]
  • Connor McDavid, Logan Thompson, and Alexis Lafrenière were the NHL’s three stars of the week. [NHL.com]
  • Ryan Hartman has been suspended three games for throwing his stick at the officials in a loss. [ESPN]
  • John Tortorella was happy with new goaltender Ivan Fedotov and no one else in last night’s overtime loss for Philadelphia. [Sportsnet]
  • Pat Maroon skated with the Boston Bruins for the first time since being acquired at the trade deadline. [TSN]
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs signed NCAA free-agent forward Jacob Quillan to an entry-level contract. [Sportsnet]
  • Is the third time the charm for the city of Atlanta when it comes to NHL hockey? [Sportsnet]

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