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Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Top Six Minutes: No juice in the tank

After scoring on the first shot of the night, Montreal retracted to habits of previous years.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images


  • Welcome back, Joel! We’ve missed you.
  • Yeah... Not being rested is no longer an excuse at this point, Carey. Make us proud!
  • Since we’re six hours in advance of Montreal, it’s already my birthday here in Sweden.

First period:

  • Drouin! Anderson! Five-hole! Ta.
  • “You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson.”
  • You spin me right round, Perry, right round. Like a record Perry, right round round round.
  • Eight-and-a-half minutes in and Carey Price has saved all that Toronto has mustered up so far.
  • Sure, they’ve only had one shot, but still – silver linings.
  • Take it easy with our boy, Joel! Don’t you know he’s been injured already? Quit putting things in his face!
  • A Maple Leafs power play? Uh oh. I still have nightmares of that first game.
  • Chiarot... Danault... Stop giving the Leafs unnecessary shooting chances which lead to own-zone penalties.
  • Nice one, Carey. You’re making me proud thus far.

Second period:

  • Nice squeeze, Carey. Hold on.
  • Auston Matthews has the charisma of a pencil.
  • If only Danault could get his first goal of the year right about now. It’s obvious that he needs a confidence boost.
  • Andersen wins the Nordic battle against Lehky. Unfortunately.
  • The power play needs to get going again. It’s just blunt.
  • That 4-on-4 sure felt like a Toronto power play. Annnnd it’s all tied up at one.
  • Didn’t all the shots in this period feel kind of... disjointed?

Third period:

  • These 4-on-4s are killing the Habs.
  • Two goals condeded in four shots to start the third. Good-freagin-night.
  • All three Leafs scorers have their first of the season in this game. What a joy. For them.
  • There are a lot of shots, but few of value.
  • Tuna-licious!
  • First goal since 17 January for Tatar. I love me some Tuna sandwich.
  • Still feels like one of those nights of no-good.
  • Hyman. Empty netter. K bye.


  • It’s my party, and I cry if I want to.

EOTP 3 Stars

3. At least the powerhorse stayed hot

2. Not a once

1. Need to get back on the other side in a hurry