Canadiens vs. Leafs Top Six Minutes: Leafs end Habs’ hot streak

We caught a glimpse of a potential playoff matchup, and it was nerve-wracking.

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.


  • Big night tonight. We could slip into the second spot in the Atlantic. Shhh...don’t tell the Leafs./

First period

  • Welcome back, Shaw! Fifty-one seconds in and Shaw gets the party started by opening the scoring.
  • And Johnsson quickly answers back. Buckle up. It’s gonna be that kinda night.
  • Price loses sight and Zaitsev gets one past him to take the lead. Zaitsev? Really? Dude.
  • Off to the sin bin for Danault so off to the first (definitely not the last the way things are going) power play of the night.
  • Tavares takes a double minor for a high stick on Benn. Tighten up the skates boys. Time to even it up.
  • Have I mentioned we’re only eight minutes in?
  • Puck is bouncing. Players are diving. Anderson is freaking out...but nothing. /

Second period

  • Shots are even and we’re only down by one. Absolutely nothing to worry about. Nadda. Zip. Zilch. Nil. If I say it enough, maybe it will be true.
  • Petry rattles Anderson by hitting the post and Tatar takes advantage by following up with a quick wrist shot to tie it up.
  • That’s all fine and dandy, but I wonder who got the assist? That’s right... it was Carey Price!
  • Hyman gives Price a snow shower. Dirty Hyman.
  • That’s been called a penalty more than once. Guess the same rules don’t apply tonight.
  • Fun fact: Gallagher hasn’t taken a goaltender interference penalty yet this season. Does that mean he’s leaving his office, or is he just getting sneakier?/

Third period

  • That’s strange. We’re three minutes in and nobody has scored yet.
  • Building the suspense, hey guys? I see where you’re going with this.
  • Hymen doesn’t seem to find the Gally grin as charming as I do.
  • Domi whacks the puck in but it’s a high stick. Quickly waved off with no argument. We were ahead by half a second. Next time, it will be longer.
  • Penalty on Matthews for delay of game. If you’re going to score on the power play at all, now would be the perfect time.
  • A power-play Gally goal!! I knew we had a connection Gally.
  • Annnnd Nylander goes five hole to tie it up once again. * grabs beer *
  • Benn lays out Nylander. That’s what you get Willie.
  • Leafs penalty with 31.8 seconds left. Do you hear me Gally? It’s time. Let’s end this./


  • Four-on-three. Get ‘er done fellas.
  • Julien calls a timeout. That works. Reset.
  • Power play over.
  • Damn you Tavares./

EOTP 3 Stars

At least we have this image

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