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Oilers 4, Canadiens 3, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 4, Canadiens 3, OT
Edmonton Oilers 4, Montréal Canadiens 3

MONTREAL (AP) -The Edmonton Oilers finally got reacquainted with a winning streak.

Dustin Penner scored at 2:28 of overtime, Ales Hemsky had a goal and two assists and Edmonton won consecutive games for the first time since the beginning of the season, rallying for a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Penner stripped a bouncing puck off Montreal's Michael Cammalleri in the neutral zone, drove in on a breakaway and beat Carey Price with a backhander between the pads.

Sam Gagner tied it at 3 with a short-handed goal with 6:43 left in the third for Edmonton's second goal in 3:18.

"I feel like we just kept pressuring and we got a few breaks there and we were able to capitalize, so it was definitely a good feeling," Gagner said.

Hemsky returned to the Oilers' lineup after missing three games because of a groin injury. He drew Edmonton to 3-2 with his seventh goal at 10:02 of the third and got his second assist of the game on Gagner's goal after setting up Kurtis Foster's power-play tally late in the first.

"It was a great effort from everybody," Hemsky said. "We just battled hard in the end."

Devan Dubnyk made 36 saves.

Highlights from the Canadiens-Oilers game

"Our team delivered as you hoped they would in terms of their effort and making it entertaining, all those things," Oilers coach Tom Renney said, "but the bottom line is that we really gutted it out here when we could have maybe just gone south and said, `You know, that's good enough. We're OK.' These guys clearly understand that that's not good enough any more and that's the beauty of a team growing up before your eyes."

Roman Hamrlik and Mathieu Darche each had a goal and an assist. Michael Cammalleri also had two points for Montreal, which fell to 1-2 in overtime this season.

The Canadiens, who haven't been involved in a shootout this season, played beyond the third period for the first time in 17 games since a 3-2 overtime win over Phoenix on Oct. 25.

Price made 28 saves and Scott Gomez scored one of the Canadiens' two power-play goals in the game 13:05 in.

"We tried to make plays when there were no plays instead of being 200 feet down the ice," Darche said. "It might not be the prettiest play but at least it's away from your net."

Hamrlik reached 600 points with a goal and an assist in the second.

Hamrlik, who played his 1,255th regular-season game, moved within a point of his milestone with an assist as Darche restored Montreal's one-goal lead at 2-1 with his fourth goal on a power play 8:01 into the second.

Hamrlik made it 3-1 when he drove in to put away a rebound off Dubnyk's right pad stop at 10:02.

Price, selected the NHL's second star for November earlier in the day, made a pair of saves on Taylor Hall late in the second. Price stopped the 19-year-old left wing's initial shot and stuck out his glove to deny the 2010 first overall draft pick's rebound opportunity to protect Montreal's two-goal margin.

Gomez got credit for his third goal when Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney deflected his centering pass to Mathieu Darche past Dubnyk.

Foster drew Edmonton even at 1 at 17:45 with a slap shot past Price from the left point.



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scoring summary
1st Period
13:05
MTL
PPG - Scott Gomez (3) ASST: Mike Cammalleri (9), Mathieu Darche (4)
1 - 0 MTL
17:45
EDM
PPG - Kurtis Foster (3) ASST: Sam Gagner (9), Ales Hemsky (10)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
08:01
MTL
PPG - Mathieu Darche (4) ASST: Mike Cammalleri (10), Roman Hamrlik (9)
2 - 1 MTL
10:02
MTL
Roman Hamrlik (2) ASST: Benoit Pouliot (8), Lars Eller (2)
3 - 1 MTL
3rd Period
10:09
EDM
Ales Hemsky (7) ASST: Magnus Paajarvi (5), Jim Vandermeer (3)
3 - 2 MTL
13:17
EDM
SHG - Sam Gagner (7) ASST: Ales Hemsky (11)
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
02:28
EDM
Dustin Penner (8) ASST: NONE
4 - 3 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
03:14
MTL
Jaroslav Spacek  Tripping against  Taylor Hall
08:01
MTL
Jeff Halpern  Tripping against  Tom Gilbert
11:25
EDM
Theo Peckham  Hooking against  Mike Cammalleri
16:57
MTL
Benoit Pouliot  Hi-sticking against  Tom Gilbert
2nd Period
06:50
EDM
Jean-Francois Jacques  Holding against  P.K. Subban
16:23
MTL
Jeff Halpern  Tripping against  Jordan Eberle
3rd Period
03:24
MTL
Roman Hamrlik  Hi-sticking against  Taylor Hall
11:36
EDM
Shawn Horcoff  Hi-sticking against  Tomas Plekanec
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 39TOI: 62:28
Saves: 36EV: 27 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .923SH: 5 - 5
Carey Price
SA: 32TOI: 62:27
Saves: 28EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .875SH: 3 - 4