Canadiens @ Bruins Top Six Minutes: A true rivalry game

A Gally goal, a Byron shorty, and excellent Price play is a great way to start the week.

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.

First period:

  • Now this is how every week should start. Not only a Habs/Bruins showdown but a Price/Rask battle.
  • Gallagher tried to check Chara. Awww... how cute.
  • A slop-chop has Reilly heading to the box. Obviously nobody told him the Bruin’s have the third best power play in the league.
  • Although, it was Marchand that he took down so he’s forgiven.
  • Marchand picks up a turnover and takes off, only to meet the great wall of Price.
  • Chara checks Kotkaniemi — gently. Thank goodness.
  • This time Marchand beats Price. While four-on-four. Way to tempt fate there guys.
  • Deslauriers points to center ice after puck drop and Miller is up for a little dance. Miller takes dancing a little too seriously.
  • A Gally-goal ties it up with less than two minutes left. What an absolute perfect way to annoy Tuukka Rask./

Second period

  • Price makes a save that leads to a mad scramble in front of the net. But the puck stays out so...whew.
  • It’s been all Boston this period. Well, Boston and Carey Price.
  • That’s it, Byron. Nice burst of effort. Everyone else take note.
  • Except you, Price. You just keep doing what you’re doing baby.
  • Gallagher sets up shop to try and notch his second of the night but, shockingly, it just ends in a kerfuffle.
  • I don’t think anyone is enjoying this matchup more than Gallagher tonight.
  • Byron straps on the jets and Rask doesn’t know what hits him as the puck zooms past his glove!
  • Did I mention that was shorthanded? No? That was shorthanded. /

Third period

  • Mete is pumped. Right out of the gate, he drives to the net and pushes Rask in to it. Redbull!
  • Gallagher plays follow the leader as four Bruins chase him while he drags the puck around the back of the net.
  • Domi has scored exactly zero goals in the past 16 games. Whenever you’re ready Max.
  • Price’s net gets knocked off as Heinen tries to disguise himself as a puck. Can’t fool us, Heinen.
  • Three minutes left. It’s about that time where the Habs really start picking it up.
  • Oh boy. This is no time to take a penalty Chaput. We are all very mad at you right now. Delay of game? Come on!
  • Thirty-seven seconds remaining and Krejci ties it up.
  • You are not forgiven, Chaput./


  • Petry’s had enough! Fifteen seconds in and he calls it a game!/

Highlight of the night

EOTP 3 Stars

3) The percentage won’t be dropping tonight.

2) I don’t remember if the ref blew the whistle for this one or not...

1) The best sound in the game.

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