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Canadiens @ Rangers Top Six Minutes: The Finnish Armada rolls through Broadway

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It was a big night for Joel Armia, as the Canadiens posted a second straight game with a hat trick!

Montreal Canadiens v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Pre-Game

  • Big weekend ahead, two very winnable games for the Canadiens, and they typically play well in New York.
  • Here’s hoping that continues tonight, otherwise the $150 I spent on beer today might immediately be dug into.
  • Predicting a goal for Artturi Lehkonen tonight, his best games always come on Broadway it feels like.
  • Also, a first point for Nate Thompson as well?

First Period

  • Oh good, another player making their NHL debut, good thing they almost never score against the Habs in those.
  • Lehkonen comes close with the wraparound!
  • Pionk sounds like a Pokemon, not a hockey player.
  • Well that solid start evaporated rather quickly.
  • Ah good, a Lemieux that’s a reckless pain in the ass, that’s always fun and original.
  • Well, thank god Carey Price is sharp, or this is a 2-0 Rangers lead.
  • Another prime chance for Lehkonen, he’s gonna do the thing I’m telling y’all.
  • OH GOD NO NOT A POWER PLAY.
  • At least there was no momentum going for that power play to kill right?
  • That was most certainly a period of hockey, it wasn’t good hockey mind you but still.

Second Period

  • WHY IS SOMEONE LOOKING AT BRENDAN GALLAGHER?
  • And now a penalty kill, not a great sign there fellas.
  • CAREY EFFING PRICE
  • Great pushback from the Domi/Drouin/Shaw triumvirate after the penalty kill.
  • Hey cool Gallagher is just fine, and the game is tied!
  • Saucy pass from Tatar there(ducks for incoming tomatoes)
  • Price and Lundqvist with dueling incredible saves, and I’m reminded how much fun this goalie showdown can be.
  • Oh come really, a power play again?
  • Good work Jeff, way to stop that before it did any damage to the team!
  • See, if Petry didn’t negate the power play, Christian Folin’s dump-in never would have taken a weird bounce for Joel Armia’s goal!
  • TOMAS TAT-awww man
  • I like heading into intermissions with a lead, it’s the best, almost as good as booping a dog’s nose.

Third Period

  • Why are people throwing things on the ice?
  • A night of weird bounces eh? Ths one off of Jordie Benn’s thigh and nearly into the net.
  • What an effort by Joel Armia, fending off the Rangers defence, then ripping a shot by Lundqvist!
  • I wish I had more to say, but the pace has picked up plenty in the third, and that most certainly favours the Montreal forward group.
  • Oh Chris Kreider’s knee hurts after colliding with someone? That’s so sad, Alexa play “Despacito”
  • I am utterly shocked it took this long for Max Domi and Brendan Lemieux to get in a jawing contest.
  • Oh look, Carey Price doing Carey Price things,it must be a day ending in “Y”.
  • Of course after I’ve spent all night making fun of him, Lemieux scores.
  • HAT TRICK FOR JOEL AR-THREE-A!

Highlight of the night

Had this save not been made, the playoff picture could be looking very different right now.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Decent night from the netminder

2) Just enjoying a little Finnish

1) Three doses of Karmia, to be exact