Friday Habs Headlines: Pacioretty under the microscope

In today’s links, find out what the Habs need to do to have success in this series, where Alexei Emelin’s return fits in, and explore all things Max Pacioretty.

Montreal Canadiens news and notes

  • Guy Lafleur says that Pacioretty should just relax and play hockey. [TSN 690]
  • Max Pacioretty needs to fight through this scoring drought. [Sean Gordon]
  • With goals at a premium in this series, Max Pacioretty finds himself under the microscope. [Richard Labbé | Google Translate]
  • Andrew Berkshire looks at whether Max Pacioretty is actually playing poorly. [Sportsnet]With Alexei Emelin back in the lineup, Frank Seravalli and John Lu talk about what style he has to play to be effective. [TSN]
  • The Habs need to set the tone to have success in this series. [TSN 690]
  • Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron are embracing their roles in the playoffs. [Stu Cowan]
  • Alexander Radulov having a little fun in practice. [Amanda Stein]/
  • ICYMI: Noah Juulsen will join the St. John’s IceCaps for their playoff run. [EOTP]/

Around the league and elsewhere

  • Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma have been relieved of their duties by the Buffalo Sabres. [TSN]
  • NHL linesman Don Henderson has filed a 10.25 million dollar lawsuit against Dennis Wideman and the Calgary Flames [TSN]
  • Zach Werenski, Patrik Laine, and Auston Matthews are your 2016-17 Calder Trophy nominees. [Elliotte Friedman]/
  • Nikita Tryamkin is returning to Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg of the KHL [Nucks Misconduct]
  • The struggle and triumph of the USWNT resulted in increased coverage of this year’s Women’s World Championships. What comes after? [The Victory Press]
  • The life and death of the women’s hockey program at the University of North Dakota. [The Players’ Tribune]
  • The Nashville Predators had some fun after sweeping the Blackhawks/

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