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Canadiens @ Senators Top Six Minutes: Ten goals in two games

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And you thought Tuesday night’s game was fun!

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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

  • Remember Tuesday night? That was fun.

First period

  • A Weber slapshot to the gut for Anderson. That’s it, wear him down early.
  • Looks like we might see a good ol’ fashioned goalie showdown tonight.
  • And if Price flashing the leather on Tkachuk is any indication, he’s got it in the bag.
  • Or not.
  • Petry evens the score 20 seconds later from the blue line and Chaput picks up his first point as a Hab!
  • Domi’s down! Domi’s down! Nobody panic!
  • Because he’s alright. I knew he would be. I think I handled that pretty well.
  • Ryan tries to make a hit on Kulak but the hitter ended up being the hittee. He’s no match for Kulak’s shoulder and heads down the tunnel.

Second period

  • Tkachuk whiffs on the puck. That was cutting it a little close, fellas.
  • We’re headed to the power play because Duchene slashed Petry for being faster than him.
  • For dramatic effect, Byron waits until the power play is over before lighting the lamp for the lead!
  • It’s Duchene’s turn to head down the tunnel. Amazing. They’re actually taking themselves out.
  • Kotkaniemi with a slick pass to Drouin, and Drouin with an even slicker pass to Shaw from behind the net leads to Shaw notching his 100th career goal!
  • With just 1:33 left, Kulak decides to spice things up and take a penalty.
  • Well, that backfired.
  • After a great cross-ice save by Price, White sneaks one past him on the rebound.

Third period

  • Sens hit the post! Thankfully they have no follow through.
  • We’ve got ourselves a Gally goal to make it a two-goal lead again!
  • Only one shot on goal for the Sens halfway through the period. Someone remember to wake up Price before you leave.
  • With five minutes left, the Sens take one of the stupidest penalty you can take — puck over glass. We’ll take it.
  • A scrum breaks out and while holding Kotkaniemi down, Falk pops Gallagher’s helmet off. What does he get in return? A lovely Gally grin.
  • As soon as Anderson heads for the bench, Byron strolls down to make it 5-2 with an empty netter!
  • Not only did the Habs win, two Senators injured themselves...themselves...so badly they didn’t return to the game.
  • This game may have been even better than Tuesday night’s game.

Highlight of the night

The game-winning goal is also Andrew Shaw’s 100th.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Come up with a better free-agent signing this off-season

2) I’m pretty sure Melnyk has attempted this

  1. Domi knows how to pester the Sens