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Habs Daily: Roy on Fire, Slafkovsky’s Usage, Gallagher’s Future



Montreal Canadiens forward Juraj Slafkovsky

All the latest Habs news, recent Montreal Canadiens stories, as well as information from around the National Hockey League.

Habs News

  • Montreal Canadiens prospect Joshua Roy has seemed bored at times due to the level of competition in the QMJHL. But now that the playoffs have begun, he has established a dominant scoring pace, including a six-point effort on Saturday. [Prospect Report: Joshua Roy On Fire]
  • Take a look at the latest edition of the Canadiens Mailbag, including concerns about Nick Bobrov’s draft record, Juraj Slafkovsky’s usage, the Matvei Michkov issue, a potential UFA signing, and much more. [Canadiens Mailbag]
  • Brendan Gallagher’s suffered more frustrating injuries this season, but once he allowed his body to heal he started producing underlying numbers that remind us of his dominant play in the first 7 years of his career. [Gallagher’s Late-Season Resurgence Bodes Well For Canadiens]

National Hockey Now News

  • Take a look at a forward comparison as the Colorado Avalanche prepare to take on the surging Seattle Kraken. [Colorado Avalanche]
  • Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, in his season-ending press conference Saturday, touched on several topics, including his role in the management transition team. But by far his most impassioned words came when he was asked about the power play. [Pittsburgh Penguins]
  • There was a theme at the Philadelphia Flyers’ closeout interview sessions with the media Friday: The development of the young players this season was a positive first step toward playoff contention. [Philadelphia Flyers]
  • The rise of Alex Lyon with the Florida Panthers started with a matchup against the Boston Bruins. Now, after finally finding his footing in the NHL, Lyon is the likely starter against these same Bruins when the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs opens Monday in Boston. [Florida Panthers]
  • The Swedish Hockey League is not a young man’s league. Thirty-six of the SHL’s top 50 scorers this season were 28 or older. Henrik Lundqvist’s twin brother, Joel, is on that list and he turned 41 last month. That’s why it is a noteworthy accomplishment that Red Wings prospect defenseman William Wallinder (drafted 32nd overall in 2020) was the highest-scoring SHL player under the age of 21. He doesn’t turn 21 until July 28. [Detroit Red Wings]
  • Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Lauren Brossoit is very excited to face his former team, the Winnipeg Jets, in the playoffs. [Vegas Golden Knights]
  • Could Boston Bruins captain Patrice Bergeron not wind up playing in Game 1 against the Florida Panthers Monday night at T.D. Garden? [Boston Bruins]
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