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Montreal Canadiens

The Montreal Canadiens appeared to hit a new rock bottom Saturday in a 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

The Habs are hoping the return of some forwards to the lineup will help them bounce back fast against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night.

Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price is set to address the media for the time since last July tonight just prior to the Habs game.  

That and more in the latest MHN Puck Links:

Montreal Canadiens

It was a busy news day for the Montreal Canadiens Saturday!

Prior to the game-day skate in Brossard, Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price got in a quick ten-minute skate in full gear but did not take shots. Price then attended the game Saturday night at the Bell Centre and will speak there at 6 PM ET prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. (MHN)

Following their game-day skate, head coach Dom Ducharme informed the media that Montreal Canadiens forwards Cole Caufield and Joel Armia got stuck in Madison, Wisconsin after a canceled flight Friday. They were due to arrive in Montreal Saturday afternoon but were unavailable for the game Saturday and likely again tonight against the Blue Jackets. 

The good news is, Montreal Canadiens forwards Brendan Gallagher and Paul Byron should make their long-awaited returns to the lineup Sunday night at the Bell Centre. (MHN)

On Saturday night, the Montreal Canadiens were basically demoralized in a 7-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Habs defenseman Jeff Petry did face the music for not coming to the defense of his goalie, Sam Montembeault, but Ducharme was seemingly in denial of how bad his team played in his postgame presser. (MHN)

National Hockey Now

For the second straight home game, the Detroit Red Wings allowed a hat trick and lost. This time it was Michael Bunting who netted the trick in a 7-4 win for the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Boston Bruins recalled rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman as Tuukka Rask nurses a lower-body injury. (Boston Hockey Now)

How should the New York Islanders handle their goaltending tandem of Ilya Sorokin and Semyon Varlamov? (NYI Hockey Now)

Our man in the City of Brotherly Love, Sam Carchidi, penned some love for his Mother in Law who just passed away. (Philly Hockey Now)

Have the Washington Capitals finally turned a corner? (Washington Hockey Now)

The Pittsburgh Penguins are reportedly one of a half dozen teams that are interested in signing goalie Mack Guzda of the Barrie Colts in the OHL. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

It’s been a long and winding road to Florida for Panthers forward Carter Verhaeghe but well worth it. (Florida Hockey Now)

Vegas Golden Knights captain Mark Stone was pretty excited to get his third career shootout goal in a 3-2 win for the Knights over the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Vegas Hockey Now)

The mentor beat the pupil as Jacob Markstrom out-shined Thatcher Demko in a 1-0 win for the Calgary Flames over the Vancouver Canucks. (Vancouver Hockey Now)


Could Vancouver Canucks forward Connor Garland already be back on the NHL trade market not even one season into his tenure with the Vancouver Canucks? (Sportsnet)


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