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Canadiens vs. Senators Top Six Minutes: Habs' offence ice-cold in NHL 100 Classic

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A lack of effort and a bad turnover led to an easy win for the Sens.

2017 Scotiabank NHL 100 Classic - Montreal Canadiens v Ottawa Senators Photo by Francois Laplante/Getty Images/Freestyle Photo

Pre-game Thoughts

  • Incredible restoration job on the footage of that 1917 game.
  • Guy Boucher's serious look doesn't match his ridiculous pom tuque.
  • Jerabek in. Morrow out. Good start.

First Period

  • There's a real chance the bounces of the ice surface become the first star of the game for either team. They already caused the first two on one against.
  • Ottawa's strategy seems to be: bump Carey Price every chance they have.
  • Forwards are backchecking very well, forcing Ottawa to dump the puck in the zone repetitively. Nice work there.
  • The good news is that Anderson might literally get cold from not receiving enough shots.

Second Period

  • The team will be able to pick up speed with the puck should win that game. It's not an easy feat handling it on this kind of surface. It limits what you can do a lot.
  • A deflection and a screen, only way to beat Price in that game. 1-0 Sens.
  • Incredible push by #31 to save a Duchene shot off of a two on one.

Third Period

  • Max Pacioretty had to finish that. A puck slowly sliding to him with an open net. Golden opportunity.
  • The only sign of life from the Habs is Brendan Gallagher tearing his way through the defence.
  • Really bad turnover from Drouin. That's probably it for the game. 2-0 Sens.
  • Make it a 3-0 final.

Highlight of the night

EOTP 3 Stars

The game was bad. How bad was it?

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