Montreal Canadiens news and notes
-The NHL, as well as the Canadian and American governments, are debating the feasibility of a cross-border third-round series. – [Sportsnet] The
-Canadiens have discovered their winning formula after falling behind 3-1 in the first round. [Sportsnet]
-What does Carey Price think about playing games where failing to stop one shot could be the difference between winning and losing? “It’s fun.” [The Athletic]
-After all these years, the Brothers Staal are still going strong in the postseason. [Source: The Chronicle Journal]
-For Montreal, Eric Staal, Joel Armia, and Corey Perry are creating a potent line. [TSN].
-Could the Canadiens be one of the teams in the mix to land Seth Jones? [Sportsnet]
-Ahead of Game 2 in Winnipeg, Carey Price met with Gerry Shingoose, a residential school surivor. [CTV]
-Don Amero’s difficult decision before deciding to sing his rendition of O Canada in Game 1 in Winnipeg. [The Globe and Mail]
-Check out a 10-year-old Montrealer’s Rubik’s Cube mural of the Canadiens and Jets logos. [City News]
Around the league and elsewhere
-Paul Maurice is pleased with his team’s performance allowed zero five-on-five goals in Game 2. [NHL.com]
-The New York Rangers have signed Nils Lundkvist, a 2018 first-round pick, to an entry-level contract. [NHL.com]
-The case for Matty Beniers being selected first overall by the Buffalo Sabres. [Bleacher Report]
-After suffering injuries in Game 1 of the first round, John Tavares is recovering well. [Sportsnet]
-If an election is called before the bill is confirmed, the momentum of a single-sports betting bill going through the Canadian Senate could be interrupted. [Casino.org]
-Thanks in large part to Andrew Mangiapane, Canada will compete for gold in the Men’s World Hockey Championship today. [TSN]
Will NHLers have a chance to win gold at the Beijing Olympics? Today, it appears to be more likely: According to @IIHFHockey delegates in Riga, significant progress was made today in the Congress meetings (which included NHL representatives) on reaching an agreement for NHL players to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics.
-The Sarnia Sting made goaltender Taya Currie the first girl ever selected in the OHL Draft: We’re incredibly honoured and proud to be the 267th overall pick in history. Welcome to #StingNation, Taya Currie!