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Canadiens @ Penguins Top Six Minutes: Flying in Pittsburgh

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The Habs turned a rough start into a great road win.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Pittsburgh Penguins Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

First Period

  • Okay the Habs made it four minutes before allowing the first goal against, so that’s...not as bad as it could have been. Optimism is hard.
  • Alex Galchenyuk is definitely going to score tonight.
  • I have no memory of a time where our special teams was consistently good. Or good at all.
  • Matthew Peca looks pretty good out there.

Second Period

  • Nick Suzuki and Nick Cousins are trying to make things happen.
  • Gallagher’s going to Gallagher. I would wager he is the skater with the most time spent in the crease. He may have more minutes in net than some backup Goalies.
  • Carey Price with a beautiful save, the whole team is looking better this period.
  • Cousins is buzzing, he has multiple scoring chances tonight.
  • The Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry has more shutouts in the last few games than the Candiens have wins.
  • TOMAS TATAR! ON THE POWER-PLAY! Jarry’s shutout streak is over and the Candiens have tied this game.
  • JOEL ARMIA! He steals the puck from Kris Letang and gives the Canadiens the lead. That may keep Letang awake tonight.
  • Shea Weber scores one as well. I’m not making any claims about causation, but there may be a correlation between taking more shots and getting more goals. This is groundbreaking.

Third Period

  • Protecting the two-goal lead is fine in the third, but I sure wouldn't mind another period like the last one. Give us all the goals.
  • Peca is doing a one foot glide to the bench, Evgeni Malkin may have squished him.
  • Carey Price makes a save. That would most definitely could have been the Galchenyuk goal I was expecting.
  • Brendan Gallagher scores on the empty net, extending his scoring streak to four games.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Kris Letang couldn’t hold him back

2) He’s been saving that speed for this very moment

1) Time to get your shimmy on!