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Canadiens @ Maple Leafs Top Six Minutes: Last-minute win

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Heading into a week-long break, the Habs wait until the final period to pick up the pace

NHL: FEB 13 Canadiens at Maple Leafs Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

Pre-game:

  • Ok, guys. You have one week off after tonight. Let’s muster up a win, shall we?
  • Tatar is a health scratch. Hmmm...
  • We have the Finnish line. Whoot-whoot!

1st period

  • Ugh...Marner’s the first one on the board less than four minutes in.
  • Maybe Julien accidentally said Tatar was a healthy scratch but meant to say Danault then he couldn’t take it back.
  • A frenzied pileup in front of Anderson is the most interested the Habs have looked so far this period.
  • Toffoli is the first one to make a trip to the sin bin. Let’s hope our penalty kill is better than the Leafs’ power play tonight.
  • That was the slowest, least satisfying two-on-one I have ever seen.
  • Seriously, what has spooked the Habs since their onslaught on Vancouver?

2nd period

  • Lehkonen goes for his second attempt of the night. A Lehky goal would be nice.
  • Any Habs goal would be nice.
  • Let’s step on the gas a bit, fellas. Where’s the Habs speed that messes with opponents' heads?
  • Apparently, the Habs are the best second-period team in the league. So... any minute now.
  • Mete has been the most solid player so far. Maybe he should do the second-period intermission pep talk.

3rd period

  • This is it. You have 20 minutes left to dig deep and find that team we were enjoying (a lot) two weeks ago.
  • I don’t even want to imagine what the score would be if Price wasn’t doing his part tonight.
  • A goal! We’ve got a goal!!
  • The Gally-Danault-Toffoli line gives us some hope.
  • Looks like Mete’s locker room speech lit a fire under everyone. Sprinkle in a little Gally spirit and this thing might actually go our way.
  • A GALLY GOAL for the win!

EOTP 3 Stars

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2. With a little mint garnish

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