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Canadiens vs Red Wings Top Six Minutes: Nightmare on Helm Street

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A humorous look at tonight's game against the Detroit Red Wings

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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.

Pre Game:

  • Original Six blah blah History blah blah Old Time Hockey blah blah blah
  • Have to say though, this might be the match up of the best two sweaters in the NHL, The Winged Wheel vs the CH.
  • If you disagree I hope you step on a Lego
  • Also you better be excited for Charles Hudon
  • According to our friends over at Winging it in Motown Greg Pateryn should score tonight because: A: He still needs his first NHL goal B: He's from Michigan and C: He played for the Michigan Wolverines
  • Greg Pateryn hat trick confirmed

1st Period

  • I'm going to try my best to not yell about the lines tonight, because overall I'm happy with what Therrien has done this year.
  • Let's play count the Michigan Wolverines, and if I'm not mistaken we have four.
  • Name them if you can!(Not that hard I swear)
  • Not entirely sure what Darren Helm tripped over, maybe a ghost tripped him or something?
  • I think if Pateryn's beard gets too close to Zetterberg's they'll start growling at each other like angry dogs.
  • Justin Abdelkader might have to take some of his ridiculous new contract money to pay the league after that hit on Subban.
  • Andrei Markov on a breakaway is the strangest thing I've seen from the Habs all year.
  • Daily reminder of how good Tomas Fleischmann has been this season.
  • Chances are if you were in defenseman in that period you made at least one dumb play.

2nd period

  • They've been calling Daniel Carr "Daniel Carl" for the last few minutes.
  • Like...c'mon it's not that hard.
  • Fun fact, Andrighetto is Swiss for "Draws all the penalties."
  • It only took roughly 4000 tries but Helm finally scores on a breakaway.
  • CHARLES HUDON IS IN THE HOUSE
  • Okay fine it's Andrighetto's goal but HUDON!
  • Brian Flynn looks like the kind of player who would have trouble roughing up a throw pillow, let alone another hockey player.
  • AND YOU GET AN ODD MAN RUSH
  • AND YOU GET AN ODD MAN RUSH
  • Meanwhile the coaches get a migraine and elevated blood pressure.

3rd period

  • I was going to write about PK falling over again
  • But then Fleischmann scored that beauty of a goal!
  • That's also another NHL point for Carr...The kids are alright I tells ya.
  • The Wings were not a fan of Paul Byron's performance of "Let it Go" judging by how badly they just mugged him.
  • HOLY GORD WHAT A SAVE BY TOKARSKI!
  • That hooking call on Flash was softer than my puppy taking a nap.
  • I...will...resist...urge...to...yell
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING EMELIN?!
  • Naturally....It's just so Habs
  • I...what...I have no words Habs
  • Fare the well Greg...We'll miss you and your glorious beard.

EOTP 3 Stars

1. Paul MacLean has a new job?

Star 1

2. I support this idea

Star 2

3. That first period brought back bad memories I guess

Star 3

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