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Canadiens vs. Oilers Top Six Minutes: The Canadiens are outmatched, again

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A sleepy afternoon game went to overtime, and the Habs eventually fell in the shootout

Edmonton Oilers v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

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.

Pregame

  • Galchenyuk on the wing, because of course...
  • ... I am already out of ice cream, because I needed calming down after the previous news.

First Period

  • And we are off!
  • Big blast from Emelin, has he taken lessons from Weber?
  • Andrighetti...?
  • The McDavid's seems to be difficult to handle for the first pairing of Emelin and Weber.
  • McDavid is getting the Subban booing treatment, but we all want him in a Montreal jersey when he becomes a free agent.
  • Radulov is going beast mode
  • De La Rose!!!! - and of course he misses the net. By a country mile.
  • Montoya with a huge save!

Second Period

  • Okay, time to make this game interesting, for every minute without a goal - take a shot of alcohol!
  • Video review.... No Goal!
  • And even the video review has a sponsor, you can never complain about European advertisement again. P.S. McDavid is sponsored by the company that sponsors the Oilers powerplays. Coincidence? No. No it is not.
  • Four-on-One, still no goal for Edmonton, because you know, the General is back.
  • McDavid draws his third penalty of the game... Emelin to the sin-bin, bit of a dive the blade was the wrong way to hook someone.
  • Pleks gets a call, and we have a PowerKill™️... (actually it wasn’t that bad).

Third Period

  • L’Arttiste centers it for Plekanec who misses the net... it’s meant to finish 0-0.
  • This game will be available to buy on dvd for new parents as kids will fall asleep with-in minutes of it being played.
  • No one saw that coming right - Shaw to the box...!
  • Good steal by JDLR, the General and Pleks almost scores.
  • Close but no cigar for the boy that should not be named.

Over Time / Shootout

  • L’Arttiste sets up Weber and almost nets with a deflection form infront of the net.
  • MONTOYA WITH A SUPER SAVE!
  • Draisait opens the scoring.
  • And Montreal can’t hit a barn wall from the inside, all misses in the shoot out. They lose 1-0, and put forward yet another weak effort.

EOTP 3 Stars

3. R.I.P. your liver.

2. Told ya.

  1. Never heard of him!

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