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Canadiens vs Oilers Top Six Minutes: Keep Calm, and Carey On

The Price was right in Edmonton, as the Canadiens take advantage of some timely goals.

Montreal Canadiens v Edmonton Oilers Photo by Codie McLachlan/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.

First Period

  • Edmonton starts their ex-Habs line, and Radulov is back!!
  • Oh man. McCarron and Nurse drop the gloves. Nurse got in a few early, but I’d say Big Mac got the better of that ultimately.
  • The Habs’ power play has gone back to being not terribly impressive...
  • Why is Byron on the power play with Radu and Patch.
  • Oh were doing so well until that.
  • Wow. 10 minutes have been played, and shots are only 3-2 for Edmonton.
  • They look as drowsy as I feel.
  • Hmm. Montreal has the lead in shots now, apparently. What an incredibly uneventful period.
  • Oh Marky, that was not your best moment.

Second Period

  • Oh no, Gally. Not again. Ok he’s fine.
  • Oh. Ew. Do not like. It just HAD to be Lucic, didn’t it. And of course, it just followed a really good shift.
  • Pretty sure Gally is going to try to single-handedly win this game. Him scoring now would be great.
  • Oh Emelin. Why this.
  • At least the Canadiens still remember how to penalty kill. Four shots given up after four minutes short-handed? Not bad at all.
  • There have been at least three big instances tonight where I’ve wondered what on earth Emelin was thinking. Not ideal.

Third Period

  • Well, that was a nice start to the period! What a pretty glove save by Price.
  • The save might have been nice...but what came after was decidedly not. Please get out of your own end, Habs.
  • That was a pretty nice shift by Byron, Danault, and Gallagher!
  • Oh my goodness, Carey.
  • And again. And again. And again.
  • Also, nice to see all of Gallagher’s hard work paying off.
  • AHHHHH CHUCKY. What a bounce. So nice to see Pacioretty-Galchenyuk-Radulov again.
  • None of this would be possible without Carey Price.
  • Byron into the empty net!!!
  • Pacioretty vs empty net, empty net wins every time.
  • OR NOT.
  • 4-1 Habs!

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