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Canadiens @ Senators Top Six Minutes: Saving the best for last

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Deserved win? Probably not, but who cares because KOVALCHUK!

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Pre-Game Thoughts

  • I don’t like Brady Tkachuk’s face, or him, or his team, or his face.
  • I’ve got zero expectations for this game, so I can’t possibly feel bad after it’s over right?
  • Go Rocket! They’re looking to make it six straight wins tonight!
  • Pre-game listening: La Villa Strangiato Live in Canada

First Period

  • Not going to lie, I might actually laugh if and when Mike Reilly scores on the Habs tonight folks.
  • Fairly certain Chlapik is the noise that was made when Shea Weber drilled that Senators player into the boards.
  • Max Domi draws a call, and then rips into Tkachuk on the bench, you absolutely love to see it.
  • You also absolutely love to see Nick Suzuki snipe power play goals!
  • Aw man the Habs are going to the penalty kill...or not thanks Drake!
  • Thanks again Batherson, another Montreal power play!
  • I’m not one to question the coach, but Jesperi Kotkaniemi immediately generating offence with talented wingers tells me all I need to know.

Second Period

  • I know Ilya Kovalchuk has been a scoring guy first, but he’s been threading some really nice passes since joining the Canadiens.
  • I am going to advise the Habs to re-tune their sticks between periods so they stop shooting so high and wide of the net.
  • Someone get Brady Tkachuk a helmet that fits his stupid head please.
  • Oh jeez, it wouldn’t be a Montreal power play if they didn’t give up a dangerous shorthanded chance.
  • The noises I just made in the final two minutes of that period were not human in the slightest, Montreal might be lucky to escape this period still leading.
  • Hey, they still have the lead, so win the third right?

Third Period

  • Opening shift here we go!
  • (Shot immediately goes high and wide)
  • The Russian judge gives Chris Tierney a 6.8 on that dive, time for some four on four!
  • I would prefer it if the Habs could also avoid the typical Jean-Gabriel Pageau goal too.
  • That call is softer than baby kittens, Habs to the PK.
  • Big fan of Ryan Poehling on the penalty kill, great work by the rookie to fend off Artem Anisimov.
  • Oh, so we’re going to do it this way eh Habs?
  • Nick Suzuki has IQ light years ahead of so many NHL players.
  • Hahaha, of course that’s how this game ends up tied.
  • What exactly was Tkachuk trying to do when he threw himself into the net there?
  • And another penalty kill as everyone can here the tank revving up in the background.
  • Nate Thompson is allergic to converting odd man rushes apparently.
  • To overtime we go!

Overtime

  • Heart rate...Not great!
  • Why won’t the hockey gods just give me my Ilya Kovalchuk goal?
  • THERE IT IS
  • We didn’t deserve a win but who cares because Ilya Kovalchuk is a Montreal Canadien and Carey Price is your mom’s favourite player.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) A great point

2) Soon

1) Nice to see the Habs finally score three goals