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Canadiens vs. Hurricanes Top Six Minutes: Habs Weather the Storm

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Montreal gets the win in a high-scoring game against Carolina.

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes 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

  • Max Domi does some fancy stick-handling early on.
  • Brendan Gallagher matches it with a nice spinning pass. Looks like the boys have been practising for the Habs skills competition.
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi does not seem like the kind of guy who should be in the penalty box. He should be in the Mickey Mouse club. Or a Netflix Christmas special.
  • Jonathan Drouin decided to take a nap on the power play. I don’t think that’s how power naps work, Jonathan.
  • That penalty kill was not too shabby, not too shabby at all.
  • Gallagher fired an absolute muffin of a shot right there.

Second Period

  • Jordie Benn should probably stick to hockey, his acting abilities are lacking.
  • Carey Price is already regretting not getting Jordie those acting classes for Christmas.
  • DO NOT TOUCH CAREY PRICE!
  • Carey got fired up, so now he’s on fire!
  • The power play has a lot more potential than it has in a long while. They still aren’t scoring on it, but it is much improved.
  • PECA! We are tied.
  • After a relatively laid back first Price is keeping busy this period.

Third Period

  • Well, this is not how I saw Montreal starting the third.
  • GALLAGHER! THAT is exactly how I anticipated Montreal staring the third.
  • ARTTURI LEHKONEN! L’Arttiste with goal so pretty Bob Ross would be proud.
  • I would really prefer Svechnikov not get a hat trick on Carey Price. So if he could just stop shooting I would appreciate it.
  • Uhm, maybe don’t spear a man while he’s down?
  • Petry’s second going in the open net is exactly what we needed. The one-goal lead did not feel safe in a game with this much scoring.
  • It’s 6-4. Some people say there is not enough scoring in hockey.

Highlight of the night

Just look at that Finn go!

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Those were the days.

2) There’s a gravy joke here somewhere.

1) The best decision you’ll make all day.