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Canadiens @ Senators Top Six Minutes: Finally a win!

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The Canadiens’ power play comes alive, as they beat the Senators in regulation.

Ottawa Senators v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Pre-game

  • The Sens are starting [insert name here] in net. Has anyone actually heard of him before today?
  • That being said, it will be doubly embarrassing if the Habs lose to some no name today.
  • Seriously, please don't lose Habs. It’s humiliating enough living with insufferable Leaf fans, and they won’t let me live it down if you blow this.
  • At the very least, don’t give up a goal to the Sens in the dying minutes of a period again.

First Period

  • Of course Ottawa’s goalie would be from Boston, of course he would.
  • There is something strangely ominous about an opening sequence where both the Habs and Sens are evenly matched.
  • All I’d like is for Montreal to not take a penalty this period. As I typed that, Armia helpfully decided to hand Ottawa a double minor. Thanks Joel.
  • Romanov’s hit is the epitome of a clean, physical play. Take note, Sens.
  • You know, the Habs don’t look half bad when they go all out on offence.
  • Is it just me or do the Sens just really love to dump pucks in deep?
  • It was all Montreal after killing off the Armia penalty, but still no goal to show for it. Score Habs score!

Second Period

  • There is something about second periods that seems to suck the energy right out of the Canadiens. They always look like a shell of their first period selves. (edit: I take this back after watching the second half of the period)
  • Drouin rings one off the post and then gets high sticked minutes later. Poor guy can’t catch a break.
  • The power play isn't broken anymore? Praise be to Alex Burrows!
  • Having had a taste of things to come on the Habs power play, the Sens high-sticked Brendan Gallagher to put the Canadiens back on the man advantage for 4 more minutes. How thoughtful of them.
  • THE HABS ARE 2/2 ON THE PP?!! PRAISE BE TO ALEX BURROWS!!!!!
  • This has got to be the 100th delay of game penalty called against Montreal this season.
  • And damn it, the Habs gave up a goal in the dying minutes of a period...again.

Third Period

  • Is it really necessary to bring up the fact that the Habs have dropped 3 of 4 games to the Sens this season, so many times?
  • I swear Sens, if you break Nick Suzuki, the Hockey Gods will smite you.
  • Who is this Edmundson and what did he do with the real Edmundson? He has been looking sharp all game long.
  • Normally, I’m not a fan of players getting hit by pucks...but since it’s Austin Watson, I’ll make an exception.
  • There’s nothing quite as dread inducing as hearing the words, “Price misplayed it”.
  • It’s a 1 goal game with less than 3 minutes to play a.k.a. time to watch in absolute terror and pray that the Habs don’t let in a backbreaking tying goal in the dying minutes of the frame.
  • Tyler Toffoli’s empty net marker almost looked like it didn’t go in. But that goal was enough to finally put the Senators away for good.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Life is good again

2) Some great quarterbacking tonight

1) It’s amazing what a good power play can do