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Canadiens vs. Jets Top Six Minutes: The reverse retro jersey curse strikes again

Blue jerseys and overtime are not friends of the Habs

Winnipeg Jets v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI 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.


  • The Habs finally got back in the win column on Tuesday. It’s time to start a whole different kind of streak now!

First period

  • Oh no. The dreaded reverse retro. Let’s just call it now.
  • Well, the curse hasn’t started yet. We’re halfway through, looking pretty good and shots are even.
  • I spoke too soon. Thanks for that, Stastny.
  • Habs are piling on the pressure to try to even things up. Let’s hope this strategy works.
  • What a sweet zig-zagging move by Drouin that almost resulted in a goal. Almost.
  • A turnover by Toffoli and the blue jersey curse strikes again.

Second period

  • Chiarot, I like you, I really do. But, get your head in the game my man.
  • You know what might help get us going? Making a successful pass.
  • Can we switch jerseys mid-game?
  • Kotkaniemi is still looking good. Kid may have found his stride this season.
  • The first power play of the night goes to the Habs. Let’s hope they have some power-play magic left from Tuesday’s game.
  • They do!! A Gally goal and we’re on the board.
  • Toffoli makes up for the gift he gave the Jets in the first period by tipping in Drouin’s shot with his skate to tie it up!

Third period

  • Hellebuyck got rattled after that second goal. Time to capitalize. *Cue evil laugh
  • Revoke evil laugh.
  • Stastny is really good at taking advantage of our turnovers. Remember that, Weber,
  • Ehlers follows up with a crossbar.
  • This is quickly becoming no fun again.
  • Weber is so disappointed with his turnover that he loses his cool and sends himself to the box.
  • Drouin gets a high stick to the face mid-ice and it’s totally ignored. That’s strange...
  • Just over a minute left and Drouin redirects Petry’s shot and pushes it to OT!


  • Allen really has his heart set on two points.
  • Damn those blue jerseys.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) You have to admire the courage

2) If only he could share a bit with Armia

1) Agreed