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Canadiens vs. Leafs Top Six Minutes: A night to forget

Habs fall 5-3 to the Leafs

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Pre-Game Thoughts

  • Tatar slots back in while Perry sits out
  • We are wearing the reverse retros? Could we not?
  • Apparently Weber asked for the crowd noise to be bumped up a bit tonight and if that doesn’t make you smile...

First Period

  • Anderson is just so damn speedy
  • Imagine if we actually got pucks to the net - we’d be unstoppable
  • Price with his first good save of the night on a mini break by Nylander
  • Price playing and tracking the puck well so far
  • Anderson-Muzzin is going to be fun again tonight, I see
  • Tatar has some fight in him tonight
  • A few great chances by Drouin and Anderson followed by a break by Tatar but Freddie keeps the Leafs in the game
  • Tatar draws a penalty and Habs get their first power play of the night
  • Nice save by Andersen on Armia who was all alone out front - no dice on the first PP of the game, but definitely looking better than we’ve seen as of late
  • Petry heads back to the room - not sure what the story is there
  • Price with an absolutely phenomenal save to keep the game scoreless
  • Mete off for a hook, Chiarot then slips the puck over the glass for a delay of game but the period ends 0-0

Second Period

  • Petry is back and all of Habs fandom breathes a sigh of relief
  • Matthews scores with one second left in the two-man advantage
  • Thornton to Boyd who makes good - Leafs get two quick PP goals and the Habs now have a bit of a hill to climb
  • Nice heads up play by Tatar to find an open Kotkaniemi who gets one by Andersen
  • Lord Byron! Habs tie it up and what a start to the second here my goodness
  • Marner scores.
  • Beautiful pass by Byron to Evans but Andersen makes the save - Freddie looking a bit uncomfortable coming up out of that one
  • Mete called for tripping and Matthews scores on the PP - Leafs up 4-2
  • Hyman blocks a shot by Edmundson and is in some discomfort
  • KK knocks the puck in but the goal is under review - call on the ice stands but the Leafs opt to challenge and are successful. No goal. This league lol.
  • Gally with a great chance to end the second but no dice - Leafs up 4-2 after two

Third Period

  • Physical start to the third
  • Kotkaniemi is having himself a night - looking like the Habs best centre of the evening
  • Kerfoot banks it in - Leafs up 5-2 and I am crying brb
  • Change up to our defensive pairings coming?
  • Muzzin tries to get an elbow up and Anderson ducks only to give Muzzin a piece of his mind
  • Toffoli all alone in front and knocks one in, 5-3
  • Price heads to the bench for the extra attacker
  • Toffoli heads to the box for slashing with 17 seconds left
  • That’s all she wrote.

Highlight of the Night

EOTP 3 Stars

3. The Eagle was soaring tonight

2. Soon he can play with Kotkaniemi

1. Never gets old