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Get yourself a crew that shows up for you the way Montreal Canadiens journeyman forward Michael Pezzetta’s family and friends did last night. With all manner of Pezzetta jerseys on, they were there to support the 2016 sixth round pick in his NHL debut!

Pezzetta played 8:31 and registered five hits in the Habs 3-0 shutout win over the Red Wings. Jon Still wrote about why you’ll love Pezzetta yesterday (MHN)

Nick Suzuki’s three-point night was the difference for the Canadiens as they improved to 3-8 on the season (MHN)

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Habs fans relished the victory over Detroit but couldn’t help but be worried about where the team is going on the Post-Game Show. Suzuki, Pezzetta, Josh Anderson, Jake Allen and head coach Dominique Ducharme met the media after the win.

Anderson and Ducharme also provided an update on Jonathan Drouin, who left the game after taking a shot off the left ear and was taken to hospital for precautionary reasons. Anderson said he saw Drouin after the game and he told him he was fine. Ducharme said he’ll be re-evaluated today. (TSN690)

TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger spoke about the need for positivity around the Montreal Canadiens after last night’s win (TSN690)

Canada Hockey Now

What’s it going to take for the Flames to land Jack Eichel? A lot (CHN)

Around the NHL

Vegas goaltender Robin Lehner says he’s playing for Kyle Beach and gave his opinion on the problems with hockey culture (TSN)

ICYMI: Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin and the Pittsburgh Penguins ownership group are facing a lawsuit for allegedly not reporting a sexual assault suffered by a minor league hockey coach’s wife at the hands of one of his colleagues (TSN)

VIDEO: Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko went into full Hasek-mode last night to make a stunning sequence of saves (NHL)

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