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MHN Puck Links: Canadiens Lay A Dud, Price, Castonguay A Trailblazer

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Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens closed their seven-game road trip with a thud.

Will we know more about Carey Price soon?

Props to the Vancouver Canucks for hiring the second woman assistant general manager in NHL history.

That and more in the latest MHN Puck Links:

Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens laid a dud in the final game of their seven-game road trip, getting shellacked by the Wild 8-2. The good thing is, their next eight games are at the Bell Centre. The bad is that there will likely be no fans there to cheer them on and they need to clean up their first period if they hope to string together some wins. (MHN)

Could we be on the verge of some clarity when it comes to Carey Price’s present and future with the Montreal Canadiens? (MHN)

National Hockey Now

The Vancouver Canucks made former NHL player agent Émilie Castonguay the second woman to become an NHL assistant general manager. In fact, this is the highest rank a woman has ever held in NHL hockey operations. It’s the second progressive and right hire for Canucks executive vice president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford who hired Rachel Doerrie as an analyst in his analytics department on Jan. 20. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins didn’t get throttled on the scoreboard like the Montreal Canadiens Monday, but they were not themselves in a 5-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. (Boston Hockey Now)

New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz is shuffling his forward lines and splitting Anders Lee and Mathew Barzal up. (NYI Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are used to having key players out but it’s got to be hard for a role player, like Teddy Bleuger, that’s played above expectations, to find out he’s out six to eight weeks. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Alex Ovechkin broke Robin Lehner’s mask but Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights broke Washington Capitals fans hearts with a tough 1-0 loss Monday. (Washington Hockey Now)

Two records were tied in the Flyers’ 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Monday. Keith Yandle tied the Iron Man streak and the Flyers tied their longest streak of futility with a 12th straight loss. (Philly Hockey Now)

Our man in FLA, George Richards, hands out his midseason awards for the Florida Panthers. (Florida Hockey Now)

Here’s Owen Krepps’ eight takeaways from the 1-0 victory for the Golden Knights over the Caps Monday. (Vegas Hockey Now)

San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson is going to miss the team’s upcoming four-game roadie and possibly more games after that. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk combined for nine points in a 7-1 win for the Calgary Flames over the St. Louis Blues. (Calgary Hockey Now)

NHL

Why is Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe switching up his top-nine forward group? (Sportsnet)

It’s time for the NHL to set an example and set a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to racism on the ice or connected to the game. (USA Today)

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