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Canadiens vs. Lightning Top Six Minutes: Struck down

A poor few minutes and an inability to recover doomed the Habs on Tuesday night.

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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.

1st period:

  • Mikhail Sergachev is out there, making me nostalgic for the very brief amount of time we could call him ours. Sigh.
  • Tampa doesnt look bad, but I’m not dazzled. I wanted to be dazzled. Whatever happened to the 2018-19 Lightning? They were great.
  • Joel Armia and Jesperi Kotkaniemi are trying to make something happen. Oh! They did. They made a power play happen.
  • In Classic Habs power play fashion, Tampa get the early breakaway chance.
  • Carey Price didn’t have to make a save against Hedman. Instead he just intimidated the puck right off his stick. It’s a neat trick.
  • Well, if the Canadiens are going to let Tampa spend all day in their end, they really can’t be surprised when they get scored on.

2nd period:

  • Oh my Danault. He and Lehkonen almost made a pretty.
  • Stamkos succeeds where Lehkonen failed. Carey Price does not appreciate that.
  • Carey Price also does not appreciate the next one either.
  • Jeff Petry, throwing hits, scoring goals. Is this what they mean when they say “get you a man who can do both”?

3rd period:

  • Vasilevskiy is very, very good.
  • The Lightning really picked up momentum, and all things considered Montreal is holding on fairly well.
  • Shea Weber is not looking so good out there. Also our power play, but that is to be expected.
  • Tampa is still pretty darn good at hockey. And I miss Sergachev.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Jeff Petry vs. ... An anemic power play

2) The good ol’ days

1) Come one, come all!