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Canadiens @ Jets Top Six Minutes: In the midnight hour

The Habs’ 60-minute effort is undone by one overtime shift.

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  • Hello and welcome to a 4am start time!! It would be nice if Montreal had more than one early game a year on the weekends.
  • Jeff Petry plays his 700th NHL game tonight.

First Period

  • Romanov hits the post!
  • This is a good start of the game from the team in white.
  • The Tsar looks good today.
  • Didn’t Romanov get called for playing without a helmet, other teams players suddenly get away with it.
  • Kulak tries to keep the puck in, and destroys someones stick.
  • That was a very good 0-0 period from Montreal.

Second Period

  • Jets Power Play, Weber to the box.
  • The Jets hits the bar, in a good way for Montreal.
  • Petry almost hits his own net via Chiarot’s skate.
  • Romanov hits the bar, in a bad way for a Saturday night....
  • Niku to the box, a period too late.
  • Petry to the box, yes, it’s that kind of power kill.
  • Another penalty, this is the team we have learned to love, and the refs has learned to hate.
  • Byron on the penalty kill is a skating clinic.
  • ... and Ehlers scores.
  • Power play for Montreal, Dubois hits Kotkaniemi in the face with a shoulder.
  • Is it too early to start drinking at 5.34 am? Asking for a friend.
  • Gallagher really should have gotten that into the net.
  • Nathan Beaulieu and Gallager shares some pushes.

Third Period

  • Montreal is pushing play, but the need to score too.
  • Four-on-two and the puck ends up at Weber’s stick.
  • Montreal has double the shots of Winnipeg, but it’s still tied in goals.
  • Five minutes left in regulation.


  • Implosion at the start, but somehow the puck stays out...
  • ... but the Jets scores seconds later.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) The power play desperately needs that shot

2) What a game for the Tsar!

1) Minus the overtime personnel decision...