Canadiens vs. Maple Leafs Top Six Minutes: Clutch Caufield strikes again

The comeback magic continues as the Habs get a streak going

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.


  • Sure, it’s going to be hard to beat the excitement of Saturday night’s game. But we can try, right?
  • It’s Jon Merrill’s 400th career game. He’s on our team, right?/

First period

  • Over four minutes in without whistle. Nice pace.
  • Armia and team with the best chance so far.
  • Not as good a chance as Rielly though. The first whistle of the game comes with a goal.
  • Galchenyuk heads to the box to give his former team a leg up. Thanks for that, Chucky. Hopefully, we can repay your kindness.
  • Toffoli’s wide open people. Passing to your top goal scorer might be a good idea.
  • An almost-Caufield-power-play-goal as the puck blasts off the crossbar!
  • Marner strips Romanov and starts heading towards Allen for a shorty. This feels like it’s going in slow motion.
  • He goes high! Whew.
  • KK, Caufield, and Romanov playing the puck on the power play is quite enjoyable to watch. No goal came from it, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless./

Second period

  • Toronto heads to their third penalty of the game.
  • Third time’s a charm?
  • It is when Toffoli gets the puck after a gorgeous feed from Suzuki!
  • Romanov with a puck over the glass penalty. If you’re going to take a penalty, it’s got to be a better one than that.
  • Lehky with an oh-so-close shorty.
  • Romanov leaves the box and Toffoli takes his place while the bench is still warm.
  • A power-play goal and back-to-back penalties killed. Special teams are showing up tonight.
  • Time to play catch-up yet again as Matthews tips in Muzzin’s shot./

Third period

  • Time for one of those come-from-behind wins we enjoyed all weekend.
  • Sending the Leafs to the power play isn’t going to help us get there.
  • Luckily, special teams are still up to the challenge.
  • Chiarot is just blown away that he didn’t get the puck past Campbell.
  • Perry goes for the wraparound on while Campbell is distracted... and loses the puck. Sigh.
  • Armia tripped right in front of the ref and I’ll give you one guess as to what happened.
  • Danault ties it up with 52 seconds left!! Let the comeback commence! /


  • Toffoli on the breakaway!
  • And he misses.
  • Matthews and Marner teaming up and heading towards Allen.
  • And he shuts them down!
  • This OT is intense.
  • Clutch Caufield jumps on the ice with 16 seconds left and ends the game!/

EOTP 3 Stars

3) What a pickup!

2) Turning back the clock

1) Five games? I say he does it

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