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MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban was fined for the second time by the NHL for diving. If he incurs a third diving infraction this season, coach Michel Therrien will also be fined.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I’m a big fan of Subban but even I can acknowledge he engages far too often in embellishment to draw a penalty. Hopefully he gets the message from his latest fine.
OTTAWA SUN: Senator goalie Andrew Hammond is three games away from tying Patrick Lalime’s record of 16 games earning at least one point per game.
THE PROVINCE: Ryan Miller and his wife Noureen DeWulf welcomed a baby boy on Friday.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers winger Taylor Hall (leg injury) could return to action as early as today against the Philadelphia Flyers.
WINNIPEG SUN: Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers have been welcome additions to the Jets since acquired from the Buffalo Sabres in mid-February.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Stafford is a UFA this summer but it wouldn’t surprise me if the Jets re-sign him. After tallying only 24 points in 50 games with the lowly Sabres, Stafford has 11 points in 15 games with the Jets.
CALGARY SUN: Flames sophomore center Sean Monahan recently tallied his 50th career NHL goal. He’s on to exceed 30 goals this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Monahan’s performance this season is a significant factor in the Flames’ improvement this season.
NATIONAL POST: An unnamed Toronto Maple Leafs player claims the atmosphere within the dressing room is pretty screwed up.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: No surprise there, as it is reflected by their play on the ice.