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Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets Top Six Minutes: Clutch

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The Habs came away with the win thanks to clutch performances from Gallagher, Tatar, Mete, Price, and a post.

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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.

First Period

  • I don't know what it is about Torts and John Cooper, but they have such irritatingly smug faces at all times.
  • Petry being lumped in (deservedly) as a "big gun” makes me so happy.
  • Domi's already played 100 games with the Habs? Wow. It doesn't feel that long.
  • Nice little move by Shea Weber for the chance
  • Good penalty kill from the Habs. Especially noticeable were Chiarot and Price.
  • Gorgeous chance from Kulak after the PK expired. Liked the plays from Suzuki too.
  • HOW WAS THAT A PENALTY??? HOW????
  • To this day I wish that the Habs had drafted Oliver Bjorkstrand. #PleaseLetMeHaveADaneAgain
  • That was a terrific PK.
  • I am seriously impressed that Armia got such a nice shot away. Or maybe after that Athletic article a while back, I'm not THAT surprised.
  • Danault has had some really nice looks and plays this evening. Gallagher too. Not that either of these things is surprising. That Gally tip in front of the net was a thing of beauty.
  • HOW WAS THAT NOT A PENALTY ON CBJ.
  • le sigh
  • Why is it that so many rookies get their first goals against the Habs.
  • What do the Habs have to do to buy a power play?????
  • Mete with the WHEELS. Dayum.

Second Period

  • Please go play more in the other end.
  • Please stop falling over each other...
  • Oooh, that was some nice passing that led to a Suzuki rush. More of that please.
  • OH MY MAX.
  • I love Gallagher a lot, that is all. Not loving this power play though.
  • Good to know that roughing a guy over really far from the play for a while is fine.
  • Seriously, please stop running into each other.
  • I repeat, please go play in the other end.
  • Oh what a nice move from Domi. Geez.
  • That was a nice shift from Suzuki, Lehk, and Tatar.
  • Really nice shot from Fleury there. That was a LONG offensive zone shift. That was great.
  • Some really great play from the Habs. Thompson looked really nice there after the goalie went on an adventure.
  • Love all the chaos the Habs caused.
  • WHAT WAS THAT WHISTLE. That was not a delayed power play. This is not how it works. What even is this nonsense. On the other hand, ow. That did not look like fun at all.
  • OH Tuna. Way to draw a power play.
  • Wait...did they just say the Habs have the 4th ranked power play??? That can't possibly be right. Ah. That's cause it's not.
  • Pretty sure you could hear crickets in the Bell Centre right now.

Third Period

  • This line is looking so good. They should get a goal.
  • They got a goal, but it was a high stick. Bah. It's ok. Do it again. The goal part. Not the high-stick part.
  • Oh Lehk. That was so close.
  • Come on guys.
  • GOD BLESS THE GALLY GOALS. Gally goals are the best goals. It is known.
  • When the going gets tough, the tough get going, as they say.
  • STAY THE F AWAY FROM PRICE. <— said all five Habs on the ice. (And also me, but they were a lot more effective about getting the message across.)
  • So that wasn't boarding why?
  • GOD. BLESS. CAREY PRICE.
  • Dear Universe, please let Lehk score more goals.
  • When I said I wanted more Danes, that was not what I meant. Thank you Mete.
  • Carey looking cool as a cucumber with all these saves. Fortunately.
  • Remember when the Habs got Jeff Petry for Peanuts? I have never been so grateful for peanuts in my life. (Also, yes, I will bring it up every time it is relevant.)
  • GODDAMN IT HABS. That was a gross shot from Werenski, unfortunately.
  • OH MY GOD REALLY??
  • TATAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR.
  • What a pass from Suzuki too though.
  • For a guy who just scored a massive game tying goal, Tatar looks awfully concerned.
  • Seriously though, what a way to score your first in a while.
  • Well, at least they get a point.

OT

  • Let's make it two.
  • Mete might have taken a penalty, but what a way to keep the game going. NO idea how he got back that fast.
  • Gotta love how aggressive the Habs’ PK is being.
  • Boy they're gassed.
  • Price got over so fast.
  • This is giving me anxiety. Not Price though, that's for sure.
  • Penalty? Killed.
  • Please don't go to the shoot out. I hate it so much...
  • Oh Paulie.

Shoot Out

  • POST AND OUT. The Hockey Gods are kind. List of guys who have been clutch? Gallagher, Tatar, Price, and That Post.
  • Oh my, JONATHAN.
  • Come on Price. Do what you do best.
  • CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY CAREY
  • HABS WIN 3-2 IN THE SHOOT OUT!!!!! (Still hate them, though. The shoot out, not the Habs, obviously.)

EOTP 3 Stars

3) The first time that’s ever happened

2) Worth sitting through the first 59 minutes for

1) Thank you, thank you very much