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Top Six Minutes: Canadiens keep Jets grounded

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Despite the injury bug biting, the Habs step up for a team win.

NHL: APR 30 Jets at Canadiens Photo by David Kirouac/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

  • Soooo...Weber joins the long line of players who sit on the sidelines.
  • Joining Price, Gallagher, Tatar, Byron, and Drouin. This is gonna be rough.
  • The Jets have lost their last 5 games. Let’s hope they keep that streak going.

First period

  • We still have Anderson and Toffoli so, yay! Who would have thought that duo would be a sigh of relief at the start of the season?
  • I spy with my little eye, an ‘A’ on Anderson’s jersey. I wonder if that stands for Anderson?
  • Petry shoots and misses, grabs his rebound annnnd... off the post.
  • Nice pressure from the Habs in the first half of the period. We keep this up and we got this game in the bag.
  • Anderson is going to score tonight or someone’s going to pay. Dude looks intense.
  • A little bit of action for Allen there but he has it all under control.
  • The Habs nab the first power play of the night as Evans draws a penalty. Let’s do this.
  • This is the slowest power play I’ve ever seen.
  • Stastny scores his fifth goal of the season against the Habs with just over a minute left. I’d say good for him but I wouldn’t mean it. At all.

Second period

  • Alright, time to dominate these next two periods.
  • I mean after Lewis’s goal, of course.
  • Slick Nick with a dirty goal to cut the lead in half!
  • Now that he got us on the board, Suzuki thinks it’s only fair to give the Jets the man advantage.
  • An oh-so-so-close call by Caufield.
  • Lewis gets his second of the night. Well done, Lewis. Not! That’s right. You’re making me channel Wayne’s World.
  • We’ve got ourselves a Lehky goal!! My night is complete (almost).
  • Suzuki fans on the puck... but Armia goes five-hole on the power play to tie it up, baby!
  • We’ve got ourselves a game!

Third period

  • Evans with a clapper that was stopped by Hellbuyck’s shoulder.
  • He hasn’t had a goal in 35 games. Whaddya say next time you take pity, Hellebuyck?
  • Caulfield has six shot attempts in his 6 minutes TOI. Will we see a Cole goal tonight?
  • The Habs aren’t letting up on the pressure so fingers crossed.
  • Too many Habs on the ice and off we go to the penalty kill.
  • Off we go to four-on-four after a stick to Petry’s face. Time to shine, boys.
  • Suzuki with a not-so-dirty goal for the lead!
  • And Toffoli with an empty netter for the win!!

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Connor Hellebuyck’s nightmares

2) No electric boots, nor mohair suits

1) Nick Suzuki’s favourite snack