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Canadiens vs. Jets Top Six Minutes: Back In Red!

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The Habs open the floodgates in the final game of the homestand.

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.

Pregame

  • No reverse retro jersey, this bodes well.

First Period

  • Good saves early from Price, first on Stastny then on Dubois.
  • Power play Montreal, lets see if those special teams works better...
  • ... at least it was better.
  • Byron gets a chance infront of the net, but no goal.
  • Drouin almost scores on a breakaway.
  • Ladies and Gentlemen - Josh Anderson!
  • Have the Ghosts finally moved into the Centre Bell? Because someone else than Kotkaniemi should get an assist on that goal.

Second Period

  • If the second period isn’t better than the first I will switch over to the cricket where New Zealand is chasing 142 vs Australia.
  • Armia and Suzuki blocks shots like their life depended on it.
  • I would like this team to play less around their net, please?
  • Is there any strategy behind this teams play, except being a swarm of bees?
  • Toffoli gets the puck in the slot, and Montreal is 2-0 up.
  • After some pinball wizzardy Gallagher gets a goal, and the good guys are 3-0 up!
  • Gallager gets his second, in two shifts!
  • Goalie change, but not for Montreal, Hellebuyck has been chased off the ice.
  • Drouin’s pass is as good as Armia’s shot, and it’s 5-0. Imagine if there was a crowd in the Centre Bell right now.
  • I wonder if we will hear the “Olé” chant from the crowd-control-playback person in the third period?
  • Speaking of which...

Third Period

  • New Zealand won with seven wickets, for those interested.
  • Not sure what happened, but Byron gets a backhand goal from out of nowhere.
  • Montreal’s est defender, Jeff Petry, gets in on the scoring.
  • On to the penalty kill.
  • Other teams makes the power play look so easy...
  • ... and Montreal goes back on the penalty kill, on a similar play that wasn’t called for Montreal earlier.
  • Great game, on to the next one.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Solid strategy

2) Is this what Jets goalies were seeing all night?

1) It turns out the usual predictions just weren’t bold enough