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Canadiens vs. Islanders Top Six Minutes: Sorokin the Sorcerer

Carey Price may have risen, but it was his counterpart Ilya Sorokin who stole the points on Good Friday.

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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

  • Bon retour parmi nous, cher Carey!
  • I don’t know if you know what that means, CP31, but that’s not important.
  • The only importance is that we’ve missed you and we’re excited to have you back.

First period

  • Game on.
  • Who’s older now, Zdeno Chara or Barry Trotz?
  • I’m joking, Zdeno. Please don’t eat me.
  • And Carey Price saves his first shot. MVP! MVP!
  • Armia draws a penalty. Captain Lee Anders to the box.
  • No wait, that’s Anders Lee. My bad.
  • No luck on the PP, other than a few good intentions.
  • Good first period by the Canadiens. The Islanders are not allowed a constructive offence.
  • Carey Price is now a third of the way to NHL regular season shutout number 50.

Second period

  • Well you know, it’s just as dangerous causing unnecessary turnovers but at least now there is a stable presence between the goalposts to hinder the opponents from scoring.
  • Romanov lays the BOOM...
  • ... As usual, I should say.
  • It’s the Habs against Ilya Sorokin right now.
  • The pucks are flying toward him in a similar manner to how the winds are hitting the city of Montreal right now.
  • Josh Anderson just flattened a man at mid-ice, stealing the puck in the mean time.
  • Apparently nobody wants to score tonight.
  • Pezzetta tries to use his stick to get something past Sorokin, but ends up getting a talking-to by Captain Anders Lee Anders.
  • Carey Price is now two thirds of the way to NHL regular season shutout number 50.

Third period

  • This is just ridiculous. Someone has placed a hex inside the Isles net tonight. How is it possible for Sorokin and his team to stand tall?
  • And now they lead as well. What is wrong with the world tonight?
  • Can’t you hear that we all want a feel good story about Carey Price’s return? Not a phenomenal appearance by the guy in the opposing net.
  • 2-0 Isles? Bonne nuit, Montreal.
  • It’s not for a lack of trying. It’s utter dominance by the home side. Nearly 40 shots right now.
  • Meanwhile, the Islanders have less than 15 but have scored twice. Gasp.
  • Rem Pitlick just got one by Sorokin, but naturally it then hit the inside of the post and went back out again...
  • Sigh.
  • 3-0 in open net by Pokemon Brock Nelson.
  • Let’s hope that it doesn’t take three days to get back into the goal column.

EOTP 3 Stars

3) He’s very effective when he’s using all of his tools

2) An impressive comeback on multiple fronts

1) Unfortunately, he still can’t score the goals, too