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Habs vs Capitals Top Six Minutes: A Beau-tiful Game

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Radulov and Beaulieu stellar in 5-2 romp over Washington

NHL: Preseason-Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

No Eller, no Subban, Christian Thomas and Darren Dietz are wearing the wrong shade of red, and neither Alex Ovechkin nor Max Pacioretty are captaining their teams.

Ah the preseason!

First Period

  • Ouch. Announcers bringing up last season. If you don’t mind, I’d like to forget about that, thank you very much.
  • I don’t recognize so many of these numbers. This is going to take some getting used to.
  • Amazing! Habs score on the power play! And it was Radulov tipping in Pateryn’s huge point shot! I could get used to that...
  • “Large, mean, and nasty is his scouting report” say the announcers about Brett Lernout. They’re certainly not wrong.
  • Christian Thomas sighting :(
  • I’m really liking all these Pateryn slap shots!
  • If I ignore it really hard, will the P.K./Weber trade talk go away? Please? No? Cries.
  • Danault has a pretty sweet flow going there!
  • Shoooot the puuuckkkkk!!!! Some nice moving on the power play...But no shots.
  • BEAUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!! What a pass from Radulov too. Wow.
  • Two power play goals, two big plays from Beaulieu and Pateryn, and two pretty moves by Radulov. This is nice. This is very nice indeed.

Second Period

  • It is very strange to be watching the Habs and Carey Price at the same time...not in the same game.
  • McCarron is huge. That is all I have to say about that.
  • Last year the Habs’ powerplay made me sad. Now it’s totally Rad!
  • I’ll see myself out. That was bad. I’m sorry.
  • Welp that was not a good goal to let in.
  • BUT BYRON SECONDS LATER TO MAKE IT 3-1! Kid’s still got wheels.
  • Can I still call Byron a kid? Probably not. Too bad.
  • Habs with some splendid zone pressure for quite a while there.
  • Oh Jeremy, why. Why must you always do this?
  • Hehe Caps announcers just referred to Ryan Johnston as Rebecca Johnston’s brother!!
  • Nathan Beaulieu is really having himself a lovely game.
  • Scorrey Mitchell with the snipe! 4-1 Habs!!!
  • Beau looking really good with a point on every Habs’ goal.
  • Uhg Shaw. Really?
  • Get it out of the way now while the games don’t count? I guess?

Third Period

  • CAREY WITH A GREAT SAVE...wait a minute, wrong game.
  • Somehow, after all that nonsense, Habs end up on the power play...Sneaky Beau, sneaky. Also very illegal, but sneaky.
  • Beaulieu continues to be very, very good though.
  • Habs are playing quite well for their second game of the year. Lots of pretty, pretty offensive zone time.
  • Wow Byron almost had himself another one! #Wheels
  • Scorrey Mitchell living up to his name tonight. Hudon with a sweet, sweet feed too.
  • Oh Nate, that’s not what you want...
  • Oh Zach, that’s really not what you want...
  • Some very nice point totals in this game, Beaulieu leading the way with 4!
  • Shaw nonsense aside, this was a very good preseason game!

Habs Highlights of the Night

Charles Hudon finds Torrey Mitchell for a great goal:

Alex Radulov enters the zone, shows off some great puck protection, and feeds Nathan Beaulieu for a tap-in goal