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NHL Game Summary - Edmonton at Montreal



(Tuesday, October 22nd)

Final Score: Edmonton 4, Montreal 3

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Petry scored the third of four straight goals by the Edmonton Oilers in their 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre.

Edmonton lost the first four games of its six-game road trip but won the final two despite falling behind by two goals in the first period Tuesday.

Ryan Jones, Ales Hemsky and Ladislav Smid all scored for the Oilers, while Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves to pick up the win.

Carey Price gave up all four goals on 32 shots as the Canadiens lost their second straight on the heels of a four-game winning streak.

The Oilers dropped a 4-1 decision to Montreal on Oct. 10 and appeared on their way to another setback when Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher staked the Habs to a 2-0 cushion.

But Hemsky halved Edmonton's deficit on a wrist shot in the slot with 7:10 to go in the second period, and Smid tied it by burying a long rebound at the 15:37 mark. It was Smid's first goal since Mar. 30, 2013 against Vancouver.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins set up the go-ahead goal 7:59 into the third period as he drew a defender into the circle on a 2-on-1, stopped on a dime and dished to Petry in the middle for a one-timer.

Jones, who committed a bad turnover earlier in the game, banged home a loose puck near the midway point, which proved to be the game-winner when Brian Gionta scored with 1.4 seconds left.

"After the first period, we realized we had to pick up our game," Nugent- Hopkins said. "We responded really well and came out on top."

Montreal cashed in on its second man-advantage of the opening period just six seconds after Luke Gazdic was sent off for tripping. After a faceoff win in the offensive end, Andrei Markov sent a pass from the blue line down to the right circle, where Plekanec shot low and beat Dubnyk with 3:24 on the clock.

Gallagher single-handedly made it 2-0 just 1:27 later. The 21-year-old forward intercepted Jones' poor cross-ice pass at the blue line and went top shelf for his fifth goal of the season.

"We played well in the first period and followed the game plan...but then we didn't follow the game plan the next two periods," Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien said. "We opened the door, and they took advantage of it."

Game Notes

Former Oilers and Habs defenseman Roman Hamrlik was in attendance, one day after announcing his retirement ... Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and rookie Mark Arcobello each had two assists for Edmonton. Arcobello has 10 assists in 10 games ... The Oilers have won three straight in Montreal.

10/22 23:04:06 ET

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2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
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y= clinched division title
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2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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