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Canadiens @ Kraken Top Six Minutes: Hapless in Seattle

Yes, I stayed up until 3AM to watch this and no, it was not worth it.

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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.


  • Welcome to the NHL, Seattle. And thanks for creating Starbucks. There’s nothing like a $10 cup of frappuccino in the morning.
  • High on life after the win against Detroit. Can it last?
  • Send that octopus back into the Pacific, Habs.
  • I want Goal Goalfield back, please.

First Period

  • Christ Almighty. One minute in and Seattle scores. It’s going to be that kind of a night, isn’t it?
  • Grubauer shows why he was one of the best tenders in the league last season, when he denies Gally on a one-timer.
  • Nice pass there as well from Hoffman. Apparently he can do more than shoot.
  • Scratch that. Hoffman scores. It’s just what he does.
  • Ugly, ugly goal. But those count just as much as when Connor McDavid dribbles his way past an entire team.
  • And The Hoff gets clipped as well while scoring, resulting in a power play for the guest(s) from l’est.
  • Seattle back on top. Brandon Tanev, one half of North Macedonia’s finest contribution to hockey, has become quite the scorer late on in his career.

Second Period

  • Gally limps off after getting hit by a shot right in his private area. Oh no no no no.
  • Caufield may not have the goals to show for it, but he’s playing well.
  • Yanni Gourde makes it a two-goal lead for the Octopus, after another terrible turnover by the Habs.
  • Apparently Dvorak was the culprit this time.
  • Yup, we’re back down the drain now. 4-1 and Tanev has his second.

Third Period

  • Only three things certain in this life; death, taxes and thi year’s Montreal Canadiens shooting themselves in the foot.
  • Ryan Donato makes it 5-1.
  • Congratulations Seattle. Montreal just handed you your first ever home victory.
  • Nope, Caufield is denied by Grubauer and will have to continue to wait for his season opener.
  • Alexander Romanov - Shot Blocker x2. If only it meant something...
  • Time for this Swede to get some sleep. Wake me up in May, will ya?

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Maybe that Western Conference banner was a curse

2) You have to laugh at this point

1) Hoff the only one not getting dragged under by the Kraken