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Canadiens vs. Golden Knights Top Six Minutes: Powerhorse on the trot

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Carey Price keeps them in the game so Josh Anderson can push it to OT before putting the nail in the coffin

Vegas Golden Knights v Montreal Canadiens - Game Three Photo by Vaughn Ridley/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

  • So, here we are.
  • Heading into Game 3.
  • With the series tied at one.
  • Without our head coach.
  • Chris Lee is reffing.
  • This is going to be interesting.

First period

  • Demon-eyed Petry is still with us this evening.
  • I’m not sure if either team realizes they’re in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup semifinals.
  • Kotkaniemi is the first to head to the sin bin thanks to a soft hooking call.
  • Maybe that’s what we need to actually get a shot on goal. Because, you know, we’re almost halfway through so it would be nice.
  • Nope.
  • A power-play SOG. That must be what we’re waiting for.
  • Alright, now we’re talking. We got a shot off. That makes 12-1. Look out now, Knights.
  • Any other Hab besides Price want to play this game?
  • Because if you don’t care then I don’t care. Ok, fine. I care.
  • Anderson shows the most life of anyone so far and comes close to opening the scoring, until he’s hooked (no call btw) and knocks off the net.
  • It’s not the number of shots on goal, it’s the number of goals. Right?

Second period

  • Prediction time: We’re seeing an Anderson goal tonight.
  • A hit on Suzuki by McNabb 24 seconds in sends Weber to the box for retaliating.
  • I think this is going to be a much different period than the first.
  • Staal behind the net blindly passes and puts the puck right on Roy’s stick. And Roy put the puck right in the net.
  • No worries. Caufield evens the score 38 seconds later on a breakaway!
  • Suzuki and Caufield continue to be the power-up duo and it’s just plain awesome.
  • Caufield glides on in and almost grabs the lead.
  • Tuch tries to go five-hole on Price but he was ready for it. Phew.
  • McNabb gets away with a crosscheck because, well... who knows.
  • Kotkaniemi gets comfy in the sin bin once again for hooking. Either KK doesn’t know how to use his stick anymore or the officials don’t know how to officiate...

Third period

  • So, here’s the game plan...
  • 1 — McNabb needs to sit in the corner for the rest of the game as to try to protect all of our players.
  • 2 — Price needs to continue to be amazeballs.
  • 3 — We need to score more goals. I’m partial to an Anderson or Lehky goal this evening but I’m not picky.
  • 3-2-1-Break!
  • Pietrangelo must have gotten a hold of my brilliant game plan. Vegas takes the lead.
  • PRICE got the game plan and that save was amazeballs x 100!
  • Oh, hey look. We finally hit double digits in SOG. Vegas hit that three times over but who’s counting?
  • Stone off the post. Well, the puck. Not the player, unfortunately.
  • Five minutes left to tie this baby up. Or even better, notch two quick ones.
  • ANDERSON ties it up with two minutes left! I feel like somebody called that...

Overtime

  • Please follow Third Period Game Plan.
  • No call for a blatant slash to the face on Perry who’s bleeding (cough, cough double minor) and heading to the room. Stick and glove still on the ice.
  • This means war. Now we need to win.
  • See 3-step plan above and add some spite.
  • ANDERSON GAME OVER!!

EOTP 3 Stars

3) What would we do without these ladies?

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