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Canadiens vs. Sharks Top Six Minutes: San Jose takes a bite out of the Habs

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The Habs continue on with their three-year losing streak against the Sharks

NHL: San Jose Sharks at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-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.

Pre-game

  • I don’t know if you heard or not but... our losing streak is over!

First period

  • Benn slides to take away a shot. Stepping up your game now that Weber’s back, hey Jordie?
  • Turnover in the neutral zone and the Sharks attack first just three minutes in.
  • Domi flies down the ice with determination but Jones was ready for him.
  • Reilly doesn’t know his own strength and heads to the sin bin for crosschecking.
  • Chaput must have thought Reilly looked lonely so he joins him in the box, giving the Sharks 1:03 to play 5-on-3. That’s ok. We can kill it, right?
  • Wrong.
  • First we give Braun his first goal. Then we help Burns snap his goalless streak. I think we’ve been nice enough for tonight fellas.
  • The Sharks get too excited and too many men jump on the ice. Time to break out those power play powers Weber.
  • Well, he took the top half of Jones’ stick off so if nothing else, Weber scared the bejeezus out of him.

Second period

  • Agostino gets a hard knock behind the net by Simek. Shake it off Agostino. Shake it off.
  • Price goes to play the puck behind the net and ends up on his back in front of the net. Thankfully, the Sharks didn’t capitalize on Price’s Big Adventure.
  • The adventure must have done him good. What a save on Sorensen! That’s your cue to take it up a notch guys.
  • Petry bangs the puck off Jones’s mask, then follows through on the rebound to cut the lead in half! Good plan. Stun Jones first then slip the puck past him.
  • Annnnd the Sharks take back their two-goal lead.
  • In an attempt to wake up his team, Weber wakes up Goodrow. Hard.
  • Weber AND Petry are both in the box for 18 seconds. Longest 18 seconds ever.

Third period

  • The Sharks are currently riding a four-game losing streak. The Habs haven’t beaten San Jose since 2015. Sooo...anyone’s game?
  • Gallagher and Dillon exchange words in front of the Sharks net that makes the ref giggle.
  • Then he gets wallpapered into the boards by Simek. No more giggling.
  • Byron on top of Jones but couldn’t psych him out.
  • Agostino may have survived the hit in the second period, but blocking a Brent Burns one-timer equals an immediate hobble to the dressing room.
  • The Habs have three times more shots on goal (12) than the Sharks (4) halfway though. Time to start crossing fingers for a third-period comeback.
  • Shaw’s going to need a therapy day after this period.
  • Power play chance in the final three minutes. No time for fancy!
  • Fancy. Not fancy. Either way, the Habs extend their three-year losing streak against the Sharks.

Highlight of the night

EOTP 3 Stars