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Manny Malhotra Making An Impact In Montreal

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

With the Montreal Canadiens up a goal against the Boston Bruins in the third period Thursday night, Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien sent Manny Malhotra out for a defensive-zone faceoff Malhotra easily won over Gregory Campbell.

Chalk another one up for the veteran center, whose addition to last July 1 might end up paying way more dividends for the Canadiens than people first bargained.

For starters, Malhotra is among the league's top faceoff men, which will improve the team's defensive-zone start numbers. Through five games, he's won 65 percent of his faceoffs.

But his impact might be just as important off the ice, where he's already made himself one of the most vocal leaders on the team despite being a newcomer. 

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