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Bottom Six Minutes pre-season: Some better looking practice

We’re still talking about practice, but this time it looked a lot better for Montreal.

NHL: Preseason-Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

We’re still here, talking about practice. This time, however, we’re talking about some slightly better practice. You never want to read much into pre-season games, but if ever you were to read a lot into one, I think it best pick one where your team wins. So pick this one, a 5-2 win by the Montreal Canadiens over the Toronto Maple Leafs!

Welcome to your Bottom Six Minutes for a more encouraging pre-season effort from the Tricolore.

Josh Anderson certainly came to play, with an impressive two-goal performance. He was on a line with Christian Dvorak and Jonathan Drouin, and they were easily the best line on the ice for the Habs in the game.

Speaking of Drouin and Dvorak, they appear to have some immediate chemistry, which could be something worth exploring for the team moving forward.

And of course, we’ll have to talk about the three defensemen who may be vying for one of the final roster spots. Chris Wideman, Mattias Norlinder, and Kaiden Guhle were all bright spots on the blue line, and there should be an interesting battle for that one remaining spot on the team.

As always, I must leave you all with a reminder to not get wrapped up in pre-season results. If you’re a Leafs fan, relax, you’ll have plenty of games that actually matter to be mad at Mitch Marner over.