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Canadiens @ Canucks Top Six Minutes: Price Deserved Better

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Montreal let in another late dagger, and failed to generate anything in the shoot-out, but Carey Price was excellent in the 2-1 loss.

Montreal Canadiens v Vancouver Canucks Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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.

It’s been a while since the Habs played Vancouver, and it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Let’s hope we all remember how to do this right!

First Period

  • Ok, Habs. Do the thing.
  • Turns out that having six guys on the ice is illegal. Thanks Vancouver!
  • It is really weird to NOT be afraid of power plays anymore.
  • JEFF PETRY WITH THAT SHOT. Always a beauty.
  • It really is nice to see Montreal looking look like they did at the beginning of the year again.
  • THREE THOUSAND games? Wow. Congratulations to Pierre Gervais.
  • Please stop playing in your own zone like this, Montreal.
  • Toffoli wants a goal. I think they should give him one.
  • Actually having a Hab in the goal scoring race feels weird.
  • Woof. That Tatar shot had to hurt.
  • That was a beautiful move from Byron.... aaaand sigh.
  • On the one hand, he absolutely went into the goalie. On the other hand, I’m not sure what he was supposed to do?
  • Good kill though!
  • Huh. That was fun.

Second Period

  • Uh oh....oh no. Please don’t let that be Carey hurt....
  • Well, he looks ok, so I guess there’s that.
  • Awww man, almost Toffoli.
  • That was a series of beautiful shifts from Montreal.
  • And they follow that up with some gorgeous passing.
  • That was an interesting choice not to call Petry on that. Not that I mind, but still.
  • Lol Perry.
  • A second goal would go a long way to easing my mind...
  • AAAAACK. Oh thank goodness, it didn’t go in.
  • Too...much...scramble...
  • ……I don’t feel like Gally needs to ask Perry questions about being a net front pest…
  • Thank you Carey.
  • What even were Edmundson AND Höglander doing there?
  • Almost Danault.
  • Still could really use a second goal from the guys in white.

Third Period

  • The fact that this game is one bad bounce away from being tied does not make me very happy.
  • A. Armia just stick-handled while surrounded by three guys, and won. B. Why was literally no one skating after that.
  • Should that not have been a penalty? No? Well then.
  • Not to be that fan....but shooooooot!
  • Oh boy.....I think that went in. Although Vancouver didn’t react at ALL.
  • Ahhhh off the post. Barely.
  • THAT’s what you call after all that stuff you let go? Really???? Sure.
  • CAREY, CAREY, CAREY, CAREY, CAREY!
  • Aaaaaaaanxiiiiettttyyyyyyyyyy!
  • Gosh, the last five minutes of this game cannot go by fast enough.
  • Please stop icing the puck.
  • I’ll just be here screaming with anxiety for the next two minutes.
  • Hahaha Button: Nope. He can’t play that way. He’s not smart enough to play that way. Ouch.
  • What even is going on?
  • That’s icing?? Well, that’s new.
  • WHY Habs. Why.
  • I’ll just be over here screaming some more.

OT

  • I apologize if you were here expecting me to be clever. Or interesting. Cause I’ll just be here yelling in terror.
  • JESUS PRICE.
  • I just want to reiterate how much I HATE the shoot-out.
  • GAH.
  • Why.

SO

  • I. Hate. Shoot-outs. HATE.
  • As a skills competition, it is endlessly fun. As anything else? Nope.
  • That’s the Carey we love to see though.
  • Too bad no one on Montreal can score.
  • *cue more screaming*
  • Sigh.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) He can see a powerhorse from a mile away

2) Jack Adams?

1) Two-point effort from the netminder