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Habs vs Bruins Top Six Minutes: A complete embarrassment

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The Montreal Canadiens hand Tuukka Rask his first ever home win versus the Habs.

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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.

First Period

  • Anyone else keeping their fingers crossed for a a Winter Classic-like return for Brendan Gallagher tonight?
  • Andrew Shaw seeks revenge for Torey Krug’s December hit and wastes no time dropping the gloves at 58 seconds in. Alright. Now please behave.
  • Galchenyuk and Gallagher creating havoc in the offensive zone already. Oh, Gally, how you have been missed.
  • Michael MacCarron just tackled a Bruin out of nowhere to
  • Tomas Plekanec came in all alone, but he shot the puck right into the chest of Tuukka Rask.
  • Bleh. Adamn McQuaid gets the shot into the open net from a cross-ice pass.
  • Brandon Carlo off to the box for high sticking. Let’s make something happen!
  • Or, you know, not.
  • Huh? Too many men for the Bruins? Another powerplay for the Habs? I’ll take it.
  • Aaand Brad Marchand gets a hook on Radulov. Perfect time to get things evened up, if you ask me..
  • Goddammit, Rask. Stop getting in the way of the puck.
  • No call for that slash on Weber’s stick? Alright, then.
  • How many whistles have we had this period? I feel like it’s almost time for bed.

Second Period

  • That was one hell of a shift by Brendan Gallagher. Someone’s hungry.
  • Nathan Beaulieu off to the box for holding.
  • And Patrice Bergeron takes an interference call 30 seconds into their man advantage. Time for a little 4 on 4.
  • Oh, great. Zdeno Chara gets the SHG as Beaulieu comes back onto the ice. 2-0 Bruins.
  • To add insult to injury, Andrei Markov is called for tripping, sending the Bruins right back to the powerplay. Fork in the road? I hope not.
  • Bruins fans have started the “Carey” chants, and not those of the Bell Centre variety. How rude.
  • The linesman gets jabbed with a high stick right off the face off and heads to the locker room, because things are tough all over.
  • A turnover at the blue line left David Pastrnak all alone in front of Carey Price, but #31 was there with the answer.
  • So many things are happening. Alexander Radulov gets a chance right in front, then the Habs are hemmed in their own zone at the other end. Crazy chances for everyone, but the goalies stay strong.
  • Michel Therrien calls a timeout after the Canadiens ice the puck to relieve the pressure.
  • Get your hands off of Brendan Gallagher, Bruins.
  • Oh, the Minnesota Wild beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3? Must be nice.
  • Boston off to the powerplay once again as Radulov gets called for hooking.
  • 3-0 Bruins. Good grief. Second goal of this variety tonight. Is it time for vacation yet?
  • The Carey chants have started again, and Bruins get called for hooking.
  • With 14.7 seconds to go, Beaulieu is called yet again for getting the chop on Chara.

Third Period

  • At this point, I’m just hoping the Canadiens can make it out of this period alive.
  • Petry’s hammer shot just nailed Brendan Gallagher in the chest. Fingers crossed for #11.
  • Oh god. That was a painful goal for Carey Price. 4-0 Boston.
  • Kevin Miller called for interference, like it even matters at this point. (Yes, I have thrown my optimism out the window).
  • I feel like the puck has been in everyone’s skates instead of on their sticks this evening.
  • Galchenyuk gets four minutes for high sticking, and I think it’s time for tea.
  • The gloves are dropped for the second time in this game as Michael McCarron takes things into his own hands to tangle with Kevin Miller.
  • Bruins are on a powerplay for McCarron’s goaltender interference. Can’t Boston just take the bloody yards?
  • Yep, that’s it. I think we could all use a vacation after that one. 4-0 final Boston. (Are we in trouble? We have a whoooole week to figure it out.)

EOTP 3 Stars

3. Maybe a GoFundMe campaign?

2. Well, well, well, look at Mr. Positive over here.

  1. Just about sums it up.

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