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Canadiens vs. Flyers Top Six Minutes: Frustration in Philly

The wheels came off in the middle of the third, but the Habs made a game of it, battling hard to close the gap.

Kate Frese / SB Nation

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. I must say, I like the way the Habs have started this game.
  • Hudon is so much fun to watch when he's going.
  • Oh Plek. No.
  • Do. Not. Touch. Mango.
  • YOU GUYS. THE SECOND WAVE WAS MANGO, LEHK, HUDON, METE, AND LEHKONEN.
  • The Habs were doing so well, and now they're just scaring me.
  • THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT i'M TALKING ABOUT. Thank you Carey.
  • I cannot properly describe just how much I love that Scherbak aend Galchenyuk are on the same line.

Second Period

  • Oh god why.
  • Plek, why this. Come on. You're better than this.
  • Carey! Carey! Carey!
  • Ooh nice little short-handed look for Lehks.
  • ...Froese, why.
  • OH WOW THAT WAS GLORIOUS. Lehk with an absolutely gorgeous takeaway from Giroux and he ROOFS it.
  • Well that didn't last long...Oh Habs...
  • ...watching Chucky and Scherby wheel around in the offensive zone almost completely in tandem, and looking EXACTLY THE SAME is eerie as hell. SUPER cool, but definitely disconcerting. I hope we get to watch them forever. (Look, let me hope, ok???)
  • That was a nice shift from the Plek, Lehk, Gally line.
  • Make that nice shifts from everyone. Russians (Belorussian and otherwise) and Drouin looking good there too.
  • Holy fourth line Batman!!
  • That was a really strong last five minutes or so from the entire team.
  • Plek... AGAIN?

Third Period

  • *internal screaming*
  • Lehk is on fire. No goal, but oh man he and Jordie were so close there.
  • .................
  • headdesk
  • They were doing so well, and now this.
  • Seriously though, get Lehk another goal. He's buzzing.
  • OOh Habs buzzing four-on-four. What a shot by Patch.
  • Oh man. Chucky and Hudon with such a nice look on the four-on-four
  • I did not know Schlemko had such a good shot. Did you guys know?
  • Probably too late for a comeback, but wow the Habs certainly are trying.
  • Get Lehk a goal! Get Lehk a goal!
  • Precious Mango child draws another penalty!
  • HABS PULL PRICE FOR THE SIXTH ATTACKER AND IT WORKED
  • GAAAAAAALLLYYYYY GOAAAAALLLL
  • And the net is empty again.
  • Boy the Habs are buzzing.
  • Montreal definitely isn't a worse team than the Flyers. This was such a close game.
  • Boy that empty-netter is demoralizing.
  • Bah. Except for a two minute stretch, the Habs played quite well. How frustrating.
  • Habs lose 5-3.

Highlight of the Game

Steal, snipe, celly. The Artist at work.

EOTP 3 Stars

3. Maybe that was the Flyers’ problem on the second goal...

2. He really doesn’t want to go to Philadelphia

1. Looking out for the important things