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Canadiens vs. Canucks Top Six Minutes: Unlikely Heroes

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Multi-point nights from unexpected sources see the Habs put up seven in Vancouver

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Vancouver Canucks Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

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.

First Period

  • Oh Pacioretty was ROBBED. Nifty pass by Byron too. Good lord.
  • I think Carey heard you idiots saying he doesn’t care. He’s on fire tonight, with or without a stick.
  • Look. I acknowledge that most people don’t feel like I do about Beaulieu, but seeing Jerabek wearing #28 is still #TooSoon.
  • Everyone is losing their sticks. Biega’s goes flying too.
  • Oh lookit that. Alzner did a thing that didn’t make me want to scream and pull my hair out on the PK.
  • Speaking of PKs, that was a pretty good one.
  • Hey uh...Habs...maybe get some shots??
  • Stop. Taking. Penalties.
  • Goddamn it. VANEK? Wow. Where have I been. I had no idea he was in Vancouver. Ugh.
  • Where the hell were any of the defencemen??? Or really, anyone in a white sweater?
  • Tomorrow is Andrei Markov’s birthday. I want him back. Can we please have him back?
  • O DANNY BOY, THE SNIPES, THE SNIPES ARE CALLING.

Second Period

  • Habs don’t make me shake you.
  • Oh poor Burmistrov. I think he’s going to need some serious burn cream for that comment...
  • HOLY WOW DESLAURIERS. Also, Petry dancing into the offensive zone. I didn’t know Petry could dance like that. I didn’t know Froese could pass like that, and I sure as hell didn’t know Deslauriers could SCORE like that.
  • Oh lord the post.
  • Aaaaand Vanek again. Why this.
  • Where was everyone not named Jeff Petry??? Why were they all by the benches??? Why are you like this, Habs??? What are you doing??
  • WHAT THE HELL. WHAT WAS...WHAT EVEN. OH MY GOD? DESI????
  • If you had told me that a Hab would have two goals, I would NEVER have guessed Deslauriers. But here we are.
  • Uggggghhhhh. 34 seconds. you couldn’t hold the lead for 34 seconds.
  • Danny Boy is very good at the whole hockey thing.
  • Who needs Shea Weber? We have Jeff Petry. I love Jeff Petry, have I mentioned that recently? Because I really, really do.

Third Period

  • PAULIE. AND NOT EVEN ON THE BREAKAWAY. WOW. The Habs’ passing game is ON today.
  • Thank you Carey.
  • And again.
  • And again.
  • Please get the puck out of your own end, Habs...
  • Dang. Gally never stops battling.
  • There are not a lot of blue jerseys in the crowd. There ARE a lot of red jerseys :D
  • OY DON’T PUSH PLAYERS INTO CAREY PRICE. GO TO THE BOX AND FEEL SHAME.
  • Ugh. Froese, really?
  • Bless you Carey.
  • Dear Habs. Again, I ask, what are you doing.
  • Oh god Carey. Thank you again.
  • Oh hey look at Danault all alone at the blue line....HOLY CHUCKY. Henrik Sedin was so busy watching Danault, that he didn’t notice that Galchenyuk had sneaked past him!
  • The net is empty, and there are olés in Vancouver!
  • Goddamn it Thomas Vanek.
  • DANAULT, DANAULT, DANAULT, DANAUUUUUULT, DANAUUULTTT, HABS WIN!!
  • Wowweeee that was a wild game.
  • Habs win 7-5!!!!

Highlight of the Game

Dancing, passing through skates, and an unexpectedly brilliant finish. This goal had it all.