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Canadiens vs Sabres Top Six Minutes: Maybe Ackbar was wrong? It wasn't a trap

A humorous look back at tonight's game against Buffalo.

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For our new readers and members, the Top Six Minutes is a continuation of the discussion in the game thread. We try to keep it light and entertaining. Full recaps are up the morning after every game.


-Everything about this game needs Admiral Ackbar to remind me us all that this,is in fact a trap.

-Rather sad I couldn't head to Buffalo tonight for one of my few chances to see the Habs play live and in person.

-I'm filling this sadness with Ommegang's new Oatmeal Stout, because beer is good for the soul.

-No Steve Ott, no Patrick Kaleta,no John Scott...Are the Sabres becoming less scummy and more of an actual hockey team now?

-Please for the love of god don't suck tonight Habs, it's Friday and I could use some happiness before a 6 am wake up tomorrow.

-Fun new game, close your eyes and attempt to type out Zemgus Girgensons. Share results in the comments.

1st Period

-It's Condon vs Johnson tonight...Make your own joke folks.

-Odd man rush less than 30 seconds into the game? BY GAWD ACKBAR WAS RIGHT!

-I wonder if Josh Gorges uses the same motivational tactics in Buffalo that he did in Montreal.

-This was not what I'd call an ideal start but hey the Habs always adjust so far this season.

-There's a really lewd joke to be made about Semin being in the box or something.

-It has been *0* days since someone last attempted to annihilate Brian Flynn

-Guess I can add Buffalo to list of cities that boo P.K. Subban for no relevant reason.

-Fun thing I learned at the Rochester Analytics Conference, Cody Franson lacks to ability to turn around.

-Seriously he can't do it with any sort of ease or grace.


-What a gorgeous odd man rush by Subban and Dale Weise with a perfect finish.

- There's now confetti falling from the ceiling in Buffalo, MSG says it's from the Paul McCartney concert last night but obviously someone is still celebrating Weise's goal.

-That Jack Eichel kid is good, but Mike Condon has been better so far.

2nd Period

-Let's turn to EOTP's own Matt Drake for his thoughts between periods


-Brendan Gallagher right in his wheelhouse and scores your typical GallyGoal!

-(I missed the goal going to get another refreshing beverage)

-Alexei Emelin just rocked Evander Kane, which if the past has taught me anything will lead to Kane assaulting Emelin with a helmet.

-Somehow Brian Flynn is back after being crushed by defenseman/wizard Rasmus Ristolainen.

-Aw man someone found a hole in our Condon.

-Of course it was Matt Moulson who seemingly only scores against the Habs.

-Eichel may have just had the softest push after the whistle on Lars Eller,clearly he doesn't care enough about teammates. #BUST

-Ryan O'Reilly scores on the PP while Fleischmann is in the box for something because no game in Buffalo can be easy.

-I'm not saying the officiating has been bad tonight, but it's making Donald Trump's campaign for the presidency look pretty good.

-Torrey Mitchell gets his revenge on the Sabres, tipping home an absolute rocket from Subban!

-Somehow quietly Subban has collected 3 assists tonight...So far.

-Andrei Markov pump fakes like he's Aaron Rodgers and then blasts a PP goal through Chad Johnson.

-Of note with an assist on the goal Tomas Plekanec now has 300 for his career.

-Gallagher draws a penalty by beating Josh Gorges to the crease, must not have been a fan of all those chores in Montreal.

3rd Period

-Well that's one way to start a period, what a gorgeous goal in tight by Gallagher.

-It's been a good night for the Habs top defensive pairing, three points for both Markov and Subban so far.

-Gorges is not having a fun night, now getting steamrolled by Subban at the blueline.

-I'm actually in tears laughing at Franson trying to push over David Desharnais and failing miserably.

-Well things can't always be perfect seeing as Subban just shattered Gallagher's upper body with a slapshot.

-Captain America Max Pacioretty jumps in on the fun and this is the most depressing thing seen in Buffalo since the Bills lost last weekend.

-Not much else to say but the MSG broadcast just called Nathan Beaulieu-Nathan Baloo...Like the main character in the Jungle Book?




-And now the OLE's are raining down at the First Niagara Center as this game is essentially a wrap.

EOTP Three Stars

1. Pretty much


2. Heh...Condon/Condom jokes are always good

3 stars 2

3. Might need to update this fact

3 stars 3