Could the positivity around the Montreal Canadiens since Martin St. Louis took over as interim head coach convince defenceman Jeff Petry to change his mind and stay?
The New York Islanders honored Mike Bossy with a beautiful tribute.
That and more your MHN Canadiens Daily:
Carey Price made 28 saves but once again, the Montreal Canadiens couldn’t find the twine at the other end and were blanked for the second time in their last three games, 2-0 to the Minnesota Wild.
Big thanks to one of my longtime media friends in Montreal, Luc Gelinas of RDS for joining my colleague Marco D’Amico and me in the most recent episode of the Montreal Hockey Now Podcast. Amongst one of the many interesting topics we touched on was, is there a chance Jeff Petry changes his mind and decides to stay with the Montreal Canadiens?
If he doesn’t, do the Habs try and sign potential unrestricted free agent and Montreal native and current Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Kris Letang?
We wish our best to Montreal Canadiens winger Joel Armia who was granted a leave of absence to return to Finland and attend to a family matter.
Will the season keep going after April 29 for Montreal Canadiens center Nick Suzuki at the World Championships?
National Hockey Now
NYI: Speaking of Mike Bossy, the New York Islanders played their first home game since Bossy passed away on Friday and the tribute from the team and fans was amazing! Our man on the Island Stefen Rosner has you covered.
Here’s a video from Stefen capturing the moment and then the Islanders tribute video:
— Stefen Rosner (@stefen_rosner) April 19, 2022
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Always in our hearts, Mike Bossy. pic.twitter.com/EgdzToCvGU
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 19, 2022
BOS: Life without David Pastrnak has not been kind to the Boston Bruins. The Bruins superstar winger is not on the team’s current two-game road trip.
Pitt: Where does defenceman Nathan Beaulieu fit in on the Pittsburgh Penguins?
Philly: As if the season couldn’t get worse for the Philadelphia Flyers, now their trainers have come down with a rare blood disorder they claim was caused by deadly chemicals that the Zamboni at the Flyers’ training center uses.
Wash: Looks like the Washington Capitals are bringing back the Screaming Eagle logo for their reverse retro jerseys next season.
Detroit: Former Detroit Red Wings forward Darren McCarty says it’s time for the team to make a coaching change.
Colorado: Despite being the best team in the NHL, the Colorado Avalanche still need to deal with plenty of fans cheering for the visitors at Ball Arena thanks to east coast transplants.
Vegas: The star players aren’t delivering for the Vegas Golden Knights and that’s why their in grave danger of missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
San Jose: There likely won’t be a ruling for weeks on Evander Kane’s grievance case against the San Jose Sharks.
Canada Hockey Now
Minnesota Wild goalie Marc-Andre Fleury said he plans on returning to play in the 2022-23 NHL season.
The Pittsburgh Penguins just became the first NHL team to put logo advertising on their jerseys.
We’re proud to announce @Highmark as our first-ever jersey patch partner, coming next season.
The agreement will span three years, introducing the addition of the Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield patch on the Penguins’ black home game jerseys. pic.twitter.com/tCIbubg3bV
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 19, 2022