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Canadiens @ Leafs Top Six Minutes: HOCKEY'S BACK, BABY

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The Habs struggled in spots, but came roaring back to pick up two points in a highly entertaining game.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Getty Images

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.

Me: This opening is super cheesy.
Also me: It sure got awfully dusty in here...

First Period

  • Lehkonen was ALL by himself....except for Max Domi. That was a delightful goal.
  • Aaaand then they left Kerfoot all by himself.
  • Defense is optional so far.
  • BOOOOOO. Tie game.
  • Awww, Tuna, you can't do that.
  • Gally in his office almost gets one.
  • Oh Nick, buddy.
  • Gally and Danault almost booked it to a goal.
  • Perhaps this was a clever ploy to get off the power play.
  • Some end to end action there to conclude the period.

Second Period

  • Carey saves.
  • But not that time...
  • I do not like this second period nearly as much as I liked the first...
  • Yikes. The hockey gods were kind on that broken stick.
  • Please go play on the other end of the ice, guys.
  • Domi looking good.
  • Great shift from Chiarot to take the puck away.
  • Speaking of people looking good, Drouin is having a very solid game. Hasn't led to anything yet, but hopefully it keeps going.

Third Period

  • Now they're trapped in the defensive/neutral zone.
  • And now they're killing in the defensive and neutral zone. Please stop this.
  • Carey Price is Carey Price.
  • I should really stop saying that, because every time I do, the Leafs score. I'm so sorry, Carey, this one's on me.
  • I...cannot believe that went in? Thank you Drouin! Also, Domi continues to have a pretty good game.
  • GALLY GOALS ARE THE BEST GOALS.
  • Every once in a while I remember the Habs got Petry from Edmonton for peanuts. It makes me so happy.
  • Kulak's shot was very nearly nice.
  • Definitely encouraging to see them spend time in the offensive zone again.
  • Oh no, a power play.
  • It's ok, Toronto, this is actually punishment to Weber on that hit. Surely you know this by now.
  • Mayyyybe don't throw a stick at Jeff, Kappy.
  • PENALTY SHOT????
  • JEFF PETRY TIES IT ON A FRICKING PENALTY SHOT. AMAZING.
  • That roar on the goal though.
  • Would just like to take the opportunity to say... it was 4-1...
  • BOOK IT DANAULT.
  • UHGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.
  • Ok, get it back in the last minute, guys.
  • Gally really trying to get it.
  • Well, they got one point. Let's get another.

OT

  • Tatar dancing there.
  • CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY
  • wHAT EVEN IS AIR.
  • You guys, hockey is back.
  • Considering how everyone knows the puck is going to Weber, and has in fact gone to him like three times on that shift, he sure has a lot of space to make that shot.
  • Not that it really mattered or anything.
  • Considering no one moved, and the puck went to Weber every single time.
  • Carey made that save look so easy.
  • ARE WE SURE THAT DIDN'T GO IN???
  • BAR. Tragic.
  • Domi continues to have a very good game.
  • Do we really have to go to the shoot out? Can we just have another 15 minutes of this?

Shoot-out

  • Would just like to repeat, I hate the shoot out a lot.
  • Quite the conflicting yells and cheers on that Price save.
  • Here you see a Byron in his natural habitat. All alone against an opposing goalie.
  • PRICE SAVES.
  • HABS WIN 6-5 IN THE SHOOT OUT.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) This is a very good Drouin

2) And this is just game #2

1) Thanks, Leo