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• Ilya Kovalchuk is hoping to make his Canadiens debut tonight. (NHL.com)
• NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty believes the Bruins should have been in on Kovalchuk. (NBC Sports Boston)
• Justin Bieber and Jordan Binnington will be going head-to-head soon. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
• Taylor Hall and Conor Garland have found some chemistry with the Coyotes. (Arizona Republic)
• William Nylander has been outstanding since being benched. (Toronto Star)
• The Leafs have changed their philosophy and it’s working. (TSN)
• Jacob Markstrom is probably going to get a nice raise starting next season. (Canucks Army)
• Elias Pettersson shares a story about how his close friends were deported a few years ago. (Sportsnet)
• Here’s a list of memorable moments that occurred in women’s hockey during the last decade. (The Ice Garden)
• Why were some players passed over for the 2020 All-Star game. (Spector’s Hockey)
• We have another “Svech” sighting:
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