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Canadiens vs. Red Wings Top Six Minutes: Not Quite Enough

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A lack of OT urgency sees the Habs fall to Detroit.

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-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

  • Well...that’s one way to start...get scored on by one of the worst power plays in the league...
  • Oh great. Someone hasn’t scored all year? They’re gonna score tonight. Book it.
  • Oh look at that! A Montreal power play!
  • Radulov, Galchenyuk, Byron, Pacioretty, Weber? I like.
  • Only generated one shot though. That I don’t like so much.
  • Shots are 12-5 for Detroit? Oh dear.
  • Oh man, what a shift by Lehkonen.
  • Markov might not have the wheels anymore...but boy there’s nothing wrong with the General’s passing.

Second Period

  • What sweet, sweet dangles from Chucky.
  • OOh hey. Steve Ott did a good.
  • Well, the Canadiens seem to have woken up, which is good. Because this was shaping up to be the world’s most boring game.
  • Klendening trying to goad Beau into retaliating, and getting nothing was lovely.
  • A power play that LOOKS like a power play!!
  • But no goals. No goals for you.
  • Oh no Nate.
  • Thank you Jordie and Al.
  • Much, much more respectable shot count after two periods. 22-21 for Montreal.

Third Period

  • Hm. I see we’ve gone back to being boring.
  • I keep hearing Ouellet and having to double take because it sounds so much like Caroline Ouellette.
  • Oh now we’re going with the Gimli references for Jordie Benn.
  • The Habs are 1/21 on the power play? Oy vey...
  • How did no one score with all those broken and missing sticks???? *Pulls out hair*
  • The Habs are never going to score again. (This game, at least.)
  • Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout
  • Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout
  • Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout Shutout I mean what?
  • Ew. Ottawa is back within two points. Come on Habs. Do the thing.
  • Please don’t hurt the Dane.
  • Abdelkader’s helmet has had some spectacular zone time!
  • ÄRTAN.
  • That shot. Lehkonen is just so good. And he’s just a baby!
  • AND Beau got an assist!!

OT

  • Please do not hurt Al!!
  • HOW DID MONTOYA GET OVER IN TIME.
  • Uhhhhhhhg.
  • Habs lose 2-1 in OT.

Highlight of the Game

EOTP Three Stars of the Game

Third star: And from a Habs power play, no less

Second star: He does it again

First star: Just one more game against the Red Wings this season, folks. Hang in there.