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Habs drop further out of playoff picture with 5-2 loss to Blue Jackets.

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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.

  • Contrary to popular belief, the H in CH stands for Price.

1st Period

  • Can P.K. Subban log 30+ minutes with a virus?
  • Every so often, Markov's wizardry shines bright.
  • Michel Therrien broke ribs in practice, but he never missed a game.
  • You hear that Totorella?
  • Speaking of Tortorella... Almost Bourque collides with Mitchell.
  • 255 consecutive games played for Subban.
  • Galchenyuk gets slashed... 5-on-3 coming up!
  • GALLAGHER banks one off Johnson's knee and in. Almost like he did it on purpose...
  • Subban & Petry pick up the helpers.
  • Eller PINGs one off the bar. He's been dominant since moving back to center.
  • Who's puck is it!?
  • Well that was ugly. Atkinson makes it a 1-1 game.
  • Emelin sprawls to break up a 2-on-1.
  • Not much else to report from that period.
  • Korpisalo looks good for a 21-year-old in his first NHL season.
  • So far.

2nd Period

  • Condon flashes the glove, confidently.
  • Fourth line is hungry tonight. They need to eat up some big minutes with this back-to-back.
  • Condon just flew through the air like Superman to make a save.
  • Atkinson just backhanded one in (possibly off Plekanec or Emelin). 2-1 Jackets.
  • Who is Atkinson and what can Galchenyuk learn from him?
  • Carr is done for the night. Just when the third line was looking strong.
  • Pacioretty using stick instead of feet? Two for slashing.
  • SUBBAN! Scores from center ice!
  • What just happened? PK picks up a penalty immediately after the goal.
  • He gave Dubinsky a shove, but not sure what he did to deserve it.
  • Must be the flu.
  • Habs need to get a lot of shots on net right now. Korpisalo is vulnerable.
  • Therrien juggling his bottom nine with Carr out of the line up.
  • Flynn gets a shift with DD & Chucky.
  • Habs will start the third with a PP.

3rd Period

  • Columbus fans booing Subban.
  • Both teams seem to be playing for the tie with 16 minutes to play.
  • Wake me up when it heads to a shootout...
  • The only time Montreal seems to be able to pass their way into the offensive zone is with 67-14-11-79-76 on the ice.
  • Saad picks up a delicious rebound to make it 3-2 Blue Jackets.
  • What do the Habs have left in the tank?
  • Pacioretty drove in on his own. No dice.
  • Plekanec on the rebound? No dice.
  • Looks like these guys are trying to develop some bad blood for tomorrow night's game in Montreal.
  • Habs need some last minute heroics here. But they don't look like they want it.
  • A shade over two minutes left.
  • Therrien might pull Condon, but they can't even sustain pressure 5-on-5.
  • Empty-netter by Saad. 4-2
  • Hats off to Atkinson. 5-2.
  • Sadface.

EOTP 3 Stars

3. And he nearly didn't dress.

2. Not exactly an All-Star game.

1. Comment with your best gif to describe your Habs feels.

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