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Montreal @ Calgary Top Six Minutes: Down in Flames

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The Habs couldn’t figure out ... well, anything.

NHL: MAR 13 Canadiens at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/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:

  • Lehkonen is FINALLY back!
  • Price is starting.
  • All is good.

First period

  • A minute in and Drouin gets thrown in the sin bin. This is not comforting.
  • Nobody knows what you’re doing, Armia.
  • Monahan is first on the board because that’s exactly how this period is going.
  • Midway through the first and Calgary have four times as many shots as Montreal (11-2).
  • Can we just fast-forward to the next period?
  • Price puts a stop to Gaudreau’s breakaway. Now we’re talkin’!
  • And Monahan gets another one past Price while Gallagher sits in the box for slashing.

Second period

  • Maybe you can start calling penalties against the Flames this time, hey refs? You know, to make up for all the ones you missed during the first period.
  • Two back-to-back checks from Anderson and Kotkaniemi to start the period. I have a better feeling about this.
  • Gaudreau soccer kicks the puck in and it’s quickly waved off. Whew.
  • Not to harp on SOG, but we’re almost halfway through the second and the Habs haven’t even hit double digits yet.
  • Calgary has though and shot number 23 makes it 3-0.
  • Can we do daylight saving early and jump forward an hour now?
  • Habs head to their second power play of the period. I think the refs are starting to pity us.
  • After a bogus tripping call on Gallagher, it’s now four-on-four so there goes that theory.
  • Drouin and Petry say enough of this foolishness and we’re finally on the board!

Third period

  • What the hell was that? Drouin trips and Perry and Suzuki crash into each other?! Did I accidentally turn on The Three Stooges?
  • Petry almost gets another one.
  • Suzuki heads to the room after the collision with Perry.
  • With 14 minutes left, the Habs are finally picking up speed. And yes, shots on goal.
  • Suzuki’s back.
  • And gets nailed in the numbers by Backlund. Rough game for Suzuki. Hell, rough game for all of us.
  • And in case you’re wondering, no there was no penalty called on the hit.
  • And in case you’re wondering, no picking up the shots on goal tally didn’t make a difference.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) We all need a helping of puppies after that performance

2) At least the sound wasn’t as grating as the picture

1) Better make that two helpings of puppies