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.
- It’s the Gustav Lindström experience 2.0 #BelieveInTheSwede
- With this game, Lindström has now tied the record of being the longest tenured Gustav on the Habs blueline.
- Pezz out and Ylönen in. I can work with that.
- Let’s make the Albertans continue along their misery.
- Merci pour tout, Pierre Turgeon! But it wasn’t long that you were a Montreal Canadien…
- Quick double chance for the Habs, with RHP and Josh Anderson being denied by Markström and a lack of accuracy respectively.
- Never thought I’d say these words,but: “Yay, a Montreal power play!”
- Pearson served Gallagher with the sweetest dish in the crease, but Wor Gally managed to whiff on the puck and get himself into the net instead.
- Guhle to the box. No worries. The Flames are among the league’s worst at utilizing their man advantage.
- Slafkovsky using his body and getting a two-on-one together with Caufield. Markström with a heads-up save.
- Two goose-eggs to end the first period. Fitting, right after St. Martin’s Day.
- Gally with a breakaway early on. Gets upheld by a defenceman and ends up turning away from the goal and having to go for a pass instead.
- Third time’s a charm, Brendan? Let’s hope so.
- Instead, Calgary strikes first. Nazem Kadri with his third of the season.
- Less than a minute later, the Empire strikes back.
- I told you to #BelieveInTheSwede and #TheSwede has delivered!
- Gustav Lindström with his first (only?) goal as a Hab.
- That may sound mean, but the guy has three goals in 131 career NHL games.
- Ironically, he now joins elite company as the third ever Swedish defenceman to score a regular season goal for the Habs.
- Scary images when Kaiden Guhle almost gets sliced with a skate in the face region, when a Flames player falls over and tumbles on his head.
- Guhle looks to be alright, thankfully.
- Josh Anderson hits the post. That is his autumn season in a nutshell.
- Connor Zary somehow finds the net, to put the guests ahead once more.
- Andrew Breadeater makes it 3-1. His 100th NHL goal. Congratulations, Mangiapane. Only 97 to go, Lindström.
- MSL challenges for offside. And it sure looks like he has a case here.
- Offside! Yay!
- The game is alive and kicking, to quote the Glaswegian genius of Simple Minds.
- Markström is having a good game. That’s unfortunate.
- I almost forgot Alex Newhook was on the team. He needs a confidence boost!
- As does Josh Anderson.
- Montreal pushing for the equalizer.
- Gets some help from Kadri, who gets penalized for an unnecessary crosschecking.
- Is it Caufield o’clock?
- It feels like it is. The dude has already fired eight shots on net tonight. He’s spraying Markström.
- You know what they say? Ninth time’s a charm. Right?
- Gah. Wide open net for Caufield and he shoots it wide.
- Coleman misses a two-on-zero opportunity shorthanded.
- Is this three-on-three hockey? Sure looked like it for a minute there.
- This should not be a loss for the Canadiens. BUT you have to put the puck INSIDE of the net and PAST the goaltender. Otherwise it’s darn hard to score.
- Gally to the box. He definitely does not agree with the call in question.
- Neither does Mangiapane, when he gets called a minute later.
- Anderson gets robbed by Markström’s glove with a minute left to play.
- Montreal with an empty net, playing six-against-four for the last 1:08.
- Close, but no cigar.
- Ending with a scrum as well. Everyone is angry.
- The Flames should buy Markström a nice steak dinner tonight. He worked for that win.
EOTP 3 Stars
3) He’s growing into his massive frame.
2) That’s what you call a haul.
1) Soon we’ll have to rename him Call(back) Caufield.