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Bottom Six Minutes Episode III: The Canadiens squander an epic Carey Price performance

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Carey Price played one of the best games of his career, but didn’t get the run support he needed.

Toronto Maple Leafs v Montreal Canadiens - Game Three Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens managed to split the opening two games of their series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, taking home ice advantage back to Montreal for game 3.

Welcome to the third installment of the bottom six minutes.

An epic Carey Price performance was squandered by the Habs’ inability to put pucks in the other net. Will certainly spend some time heaping praise on that performance, and some of the 10-bell saves he made on the night.

The problem for the Tricolore right now is that they only seem to have one good period in them for each game of this series. I’ll touch on what they did in the third period — easily their best 20 minutes — and how they need to do more of that moving forwards.

My previous episode’s prediction(s) were only half correct. Cole Caufield did draw into the lineup, but he didn’t score. It wasn’t for lack of trying, however, as I’ll touch on his performance and how he’s probably cemented his place in the lineup moving forwards.

We also had some noteworthy performances from Tomas Tatar and Nick Suzuki, and hopefully a sign of more to come from them. It will be important, as there is very little time to adjust before game four tonight in Montreal.