Canadiens vs. Oilers Top Six Minutes: Drouin wins it in overtime for Montreal

It wasn’t always pretty, but the two points are in the bank.

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.


  • Its Carey Price against Conor McDavid! I am excited!
  • It’s also time for l’Arttiste to break his goalscoring duck...
  • Great anthem, it’s not “Flower of Scotland”, but still great. /

First Period

  • Byron sets up Domi for a huge chance, no goal.
  • PowerKill....
  • ... and the power play works - Shea Webber opens the scoring with a well placed shot!!!
  • Milan Lucic is still bad, he sends Victor Mete into the boards. Mete can go off by his own but goes directly to the dressing room for evaluation.
  • PowerKill Montreal, another Olier to the sin-bin.
  • A good power play, even if there was no result.
  • Max Domi gets pushed into Koskinen by Russell and gets called for goalie interference. Montreal needs to work hard the next two minutes.
  • ... and we have a tied game, Draisaitl...
  • I want the Moomin line to score.
  • Gallagher misses the open net on Drouin’s rebound.
  • Darnell Nurse saves the for the Oliers, Max Domi calls 9-1-1 to call in a robbery. /

Second Period

  • Mete is back! (Thank Price for that!)
  • Max Domi with the wraparound! 2-1.
  • Montreal gets a power play thanks to Lehkonen.
  • Drouin takes a penalty, but Draisaitl gets an embellishment call (I don’t get the embellishment call at all).
  • Mete covering McDavid perfectly, Price can make an easy save.
  • Another Canadien goes to the sin-bin, that’s not how you win hockey games.
  • Carey Price, Carey Price and CAREY PRICE again!
  • and then that McDavid guy....
  • Thank Price that it was Rieder and not McDavid on that breakaway.
  • Byron hurt, he is off directly to the dressing room.
  • Another Canadien in the box, and another goal for the Oilers.
  • Oh Max Domi, that’s not a smart penalty.../

Third Period

  • Byron wont return, upper body injury.
  • Mete gets a good shot on, but of course no goal.
  • Power play time, let’s get going guys.
  • Nothing really happens in this period, and Montreal should really be pushing for a goal.
  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi with a backhand that would have impressed at Roland Garos in Paris. We have a tied game!!!!
  • Some blending of the lines down the stretch. /


  • Oh my god, thy name is Carey Price!!!!!
  • Jonathan Drouin wins the game in overtime! /

EOTP 3 Stars

3) Their loss

2) It ain’t over till it’s over

1) Fin

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