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Canadiens vs. Rangers Top Six Minutes: It all started with a four-goal lead

It was an 11-goal night. At least they weren’t all against the Habs.

New York Rangers v Montreal Canadiens

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.


  • Three losses in a row is more than enough.
  • It’s Hockey Fights Cancer night. Hopefully this is the only thing that brings tears to my eyes tonight.

First period:

  • The Rangers come out fighting and Tatar takes a big hit from Kreider mid ice. Damn you, Kreider.
  • But it’s Domi who opens the scoring two minutes in!
  • Lehkonen and Suzuki pick up the apples. That makes five points in the last six games for Sweet Suzuki.
  • You know what’s fun? Watching the Rangers getting chewed out by Quinn.
  • Tatar hasn’t returned to the bench yet. Damn you, Kreider.
  • A Lehky snipe! Didn’t see that one coming did ya, Georgiev?
  • Tatar is back. Whew! Still...damn you, Kreider.
  • Domi with his second of the night!
  • That makes three goals and Price looks like he’s on his game tonight. Just need to hang in there for another 40 minutes.
  • Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Second period:

  • What a read by Price to stop two wristers by Jesper Fast.
  • The Captain gets in on the scoring to make it 4-0!
  • Trouba gets called for hi-sticking Gallagher and we head to the power play.
  • You know what would really piss off Quinn? A power play goal.
  • Ah, crap. Rangers are finally on the board.
  • A gross goal just 54 seconds later cuts the lead in half.
  • Chiarot’s puck off the post was so loud it sounded like the post was mic’d up.
  • Two-on-one shorthanded and the Habs can’t get a shot off.
  • We’re now 4-3 and only halfway through. This game is quickly losing it’s fun factor.
  • You weren’t already handing them the period, you decided to make it easier by giving them a five-on-three?
  • I have no idea what that was but let’s at least hold on to that one goal. Pretty please?

Third period:

  • A Lehky goal!! We have another Lehky goal and a two-goal cushion!
  • Nevermind. Thirty-one seconds later and we’re still only up by one. Again, just need to hang on to that one goal.
  • How sweet would a Lehkonen hat trick be?
  • A short-handed goal by Lemieux and we lost that one precious goal.
  • Gally with an ‘oh so close’ Gally-goal.
  • And it happened...the Rangers take the lead.
  • Remember when we were up 4-0?

EOTP 3 Stars

3) And now you know

2) It didn’t have to be an exclusive proposition, however

1) Well other than the Habs playing zero defence, this was pretty spot on