Montreal 4, Edmonton 1

Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Montreal 2-2-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0 W1
Edmonton 1-3-0-0 1-2-0-0 0-1-0-0 L1


Canadiens 4, Oilers 1: Brendan Gallagher and Brandon Prust scored 2:41 apart midway through the second period to erase a deficit and lead visiting Montreal past Edmonton.

Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk finished with a goal and an assist apiece, Max Pacioretty added an empty-netter and defenseman P.K. Subban set up three tallies for the Canadiens, who are 1-1-0 on their four-game road trip. Peter Budaj made 27 saves in his season debut.

Ryan Smyth scored a power-play goal and Devan Dubnyk stopped 23 shots for the Oilers, who have lost three of their first four games under first-year coach Dallas Eakins.

Smyth opened the scoring at 2:28 of the first period, deflecting Taylor Hall's pass past Budaj while lying on the ice at the top of the crease. Gallagher forged a tie during a man advantage at 9:24, converting a cross-slot pass from Galchenyuk while at the left side of the crease.

Prust put Montreal ahead when he buried a loose puck in front after Travis Moen's shot from the left faceoff circle was off the mark. Galchenyuk beat Dubnyk from the left circle after receiving a cross-slot pass from Gallagher during a 2-on-1 rush, giving Edmonton a two-goal advantage.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Eakins made a bold move in the third period, pulling Dubnyk for an extra attacker with over four minutes remaining and the Oilers down by two goals, but Pacioretty put away the game with 18 seconds to play. ... Edmonton lost to Montreal at home for just the third time in the last 11 matchups. ... Subban has collected five points (one goal) over the first two games of the Canadiens' road trip.

Top Game Performances

Montreal   Edmonton
P.K. Subban 3 Points Ryan Smyth 1
Alex Galchenyuk 1 Goals Ryan Smyth 1
P.K. Subban 3 Assists Taylor Hall 1
Brendan Gallagher 1 Power Play Goals Ryan Smyth 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Peter Budaj .964 Save Percentage Devan Dubnyk .885
Peter Budaj 27 Saves Devan Dubnyk 23

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Montreal 27 4 1-2 3-4 13 30
Edmonton 28 1 1-4 1-2 9 36

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Oilers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Montreal will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Canadiens have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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