Montreal Canadiens news and notes
Antti Niemi has been all around the continent as an NHL goalie, and he shared his favored things to do in San Jose (as the Sharks increase to Round 2). [Canadiens]
It’s no longer hard to discover the silver lining of a team that slightly neglected the playoffs. [The Athletic]
The Habs may want to analyze something from the group that beat them out for a wild-card spot at the very last buzzer. [EOTP]
ICYMI: Jesper Kotkaniemi underwent knee surgical operation earlier this week for a “minor” injury. [EOTP]
Around the league and some other place
The officials don’t need to have an effect on the final results of hockey video games, so why do they seem to change their procedures at some stage in the playoffs? [The Athletic]
Mark Giordano, Wayne Simmonds, and Justin Williams were named the three finalists for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. [TSN]
More than just one aspect needed to move wrong for the Leafs to lose to the Bruins in Game 7 of the primary spherical … For the second year in a row. [CBS Sports]
Jonathan Marchessault voiced his frustration with the officers after that penalty name cost the Golden Knights in Game 7 vs. San Jose. [Sportsnet (Video)]
Thursday’s playoff agenda
Columbus Blue Jackets @ Boston Bruins
Start time: 7:00 PM EDT / 4:00 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet, CBC (English), TVA Sports (French)
In us: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL.Television / Rogers NHL Live
Dallas Stars @ St. Louis Blues
Start time: 9:30 PM EDT / 6:30 PM PDT
In Canada: Sportsnet (English), TVA Sports (French)
In the united states: NBCSN
Elsewhere: NHL.Television / Rogers NHL Live

More From Eyes On The Prize
2019 Draft profile: Alex Newhook toyed with his warring parties in the BCHL
Janne Laukkanen on Ylönen, Kotkaniemi, and the shrinking gap among Liiga and the NHL
2019 Draft profile: Brett Leason’s advanced skating should see him selected in the first round
Thompson faces a young challenger in his bid to re-signal with the Canadiens
Links: A year of firsts
Jesper Kotkaniemi underwent knee surgical procedure for ‘minor’ damage

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