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MHN Puck Links: Déjà Vu For Habs In Boston, Evander Kane Rumours

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Montreal Canadiens

A healthier but still depleted and lost Montreal Canadiens team played the sacrificial lamb to a high-flying Boston Bruins squad in a 5-1 loss in Boston Saturday.

Jake Allen suffers another potential setback.

The NHL put any Evander Kane signing on hold Wednesday.

If you want hockey porn, go to a Florida Panthers game!

That and more in the latest MHN Puck Links:

Montreal Canadiens

As expected, the Montreal Canadiens were a rusty team in a 5-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. (MHN)

As if another blowout loss wasn’t bad enough for the Montreal Canadiens, goalie Jake Allen left late in the first period with an undisclosed injury. (MHN)

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry didn’t chip in offensively but he wasn’t that bad in his own end. As he enters the second half of the first season of a four-year contract that carries a $6.2 million cap hit, Petry is focused on living up to that contract. (MHN)

The Canadiens must like the Pitlick family because after drafting University of Minnesota freshman forward Rhett Pitlick in the fifth round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, they have now picked up his brother Rem on waivers from the Minnesota Wild. (Montreal Canadiens)

Is the search for a new Montreal Canadiens general manager winding down or just beginning? (MHN)

National Hockey Now

The New York Islanders have been shuffling the lines as they get ready for their first game since Jan. 1 tonight against the New Jersey Devils. (NYI Hockey Now)

The merry-go-round that is the Pittsburgh Penguins lineup continues to spin. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals have been a hot mess in the neutral zone during their four-game skid. (Washington Hockey Now)

Florida has not only become another porn capital but also a hockey porn destination as well. (Florida Hockey Now)

It can’t be understated how much bringing back Nicklas Lidstrom into his new role will help the Detroit Red Wings. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Could the San Jose Sharks actually make the Stanley Cup Playoffs? (San Jose Hockey Now)

Are the next seven games make or break for the Vancouver Canucks? (Vancouver Hockey Now)

For now, the future can wait as the current Calgary Flames core tries to finally reach its potential. (Calgary Hockey Now)

NHL

Not that he’d be on the Habs’ radar heading into the trade deadline but if the Dallas Stars aren’t in the playoff race as the March 21 NHL trade deadline approaches, any team that is would be idiots not to inquire about Joe Pavelski. (TSN)

“Not so fast,” said the NHL to an Evander Kane signing on Wednesday, as they investigated why and how he recently crossed the border from the United States into Canada despite being COVID positive. (Sportsnet)

 

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