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Canadiens vs Lightning Game Five Top Six Minutes: Parenteau, Habs force Game 6

Just when you thought overtime was on the horizon, P-A Parenteau floats a game winning goal over Ben Bishop's glove for the 2-1 win.

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A generous thunder and lightning storm preceded tonight's game between your Montreal Canadiens and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Bad omen? Not if you consider the rainbow that followed...

The Habs will attempt to stave off elimination for the second straight game. Carey Price is 6-0 in elimination games including his Gold Medal run with Team Canada at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. Can they pull it off?

They'll have some help on the blueline with Nathan Beaulieu expected to make his return from a suspected brain injury. His inclusion should take some pressure off of Andrei Markov, who's goal opened Game 4 and sparked a 6-2 offensive outburst by the Canadiens.

They're in deep folks, but there's still hope and spirits are high. Let's keep the dream alive.

1st Period

  • Tyler Johnson went full superman on that dive. Petry to the box with him.
  • Time since Stamkos last scored: not long enough.
  • Price has had to be sharp early.
  • Montreal needs a goal early here to keep that mojo rising.
  • That's got to be a goal...
  • Red light is on... Smith-Pelly isn't sure.
  • DSP! DSP! 1-0
  • What's worse? Offsides or icings? Gotta be offsides, right?
  • These Apple Watch commercials are too much.
  • DSP has been a force since that goal.
  • And lets give Eller some more love.
  • Habs 4th line is on the board and Torrey Mitchel picks up his 5th point.
  • Not bad for a deadline pick up.
  • Tampa played better this period than all of game 4.

2nd Period

  • Gallagher opens the period by tripping Bishop.
  • Parenteau follows that up by pushing Bishop down as he was catching a puck.
  • Hedman gives P-A a WWE-worthy headlock for the shove.
  • 4-on-4... cue that Patch-Plek black magic.
  • Tampa takes an extra penalty late.
  • Subban hits the post.
  • Parenteau hits the post...
  • What's Markov doing in front of the net on the powerplay? Not saying I don't like it...
  • Well no goal, but the powerplay looked good.
  • That's more than we can say for most of these playoffs.
  • Subban: Beast mode unlocked.
  • PK basically carried Callahan on his back that whole shift and still created scoring chances.
  • Good thing Morrow isn't Drouin.
  • Price made the pad save while looking the opposite way.
  • Gallagher is the losing robot in every Rock 'em Sock 'em battle ever.
  • Draws a PP though.
  • Galchenyuk hits the side of the net.
  • Another post.
  • Chucky is so due. SO due.
  • Heading into the third period up 1-0. You nervous?

3rd Period

  • Gallagher at the lip of the boards.
  • Someone stop the bleeding!
  • Boyle's shot catches Price in the mask. Awkward save.
  • Desharnais and Weise may have more chemistry than DD & Pacioretty.
  • Let's ruin Steve Yzerman's birthday.
  • Carey Price with the glovliest save ever. Point blank. Wow.
  • Angela Price is in as much disbelief as we are.
  • Markov vs. Stamkos in the slot...
  • Back at square one. 1-1 game.
  • Weise gets cut by a high stick. Only nets two minutes?
  • Habs NEED to score here.
  • They don't.
  • Montreal outplayed themselves on that man advantage.
  • The doubt is setting in folks.
  • Stamkos just snuck a headshot in on Emelin. Bit of embellishment.
  • PK dekes out Killorn, dishes to Parenteau.
  • Parenteau floats a shot high glove.
  • Anxious moments...
  • Two minutes and counting...
  • This is tough to watch.

EOTP 3 Stars

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