Allen, Weber lift Canadiens over Oilers 3-1
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jake Allen made 25 conserves in his very first video game with Montreal, Shea Weber got his very first objective of the season and the Canadiens beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night.
Artturi Lehkonen and novice Alexander Romanov likewise scored for Montreal, which beat Edmonton for the 2nd time in 3 nights. The Habs likewise trounced the Oilers 5-1 on Saturday.
Montreal’s charge kill was type in the success, closing down Oilers snipers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on 7 power plays.
”The factor that we’re coming out of here with 4 points is most likely due to the fact that we had the ability to actually nullify that one-two punch that can win video games by themselves,” Canadiens coach Claude Julien stated.
Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 shots for Edmonton. He yielded a short-handed objective 12:15 into the 3rd duration after Lehkonen separated a pass in his own zone and ran up the ice with the puck on his stick. He put a fast breeze shot past Koskinen for his very first of the season and put Montreal up 3-0.
Edmonton clawed back with simply over 2 minutes to go, with Devin Coast popping a breeze shot previous Allen for a short-handed tally.
Throughout a power play late in the 2nd duration, Weber released a shot from the side of the net and Koskinen made the preliminary stop. He could not manage the rebound, however, which recuperated out to Weber. The defenseman batted it in off Koskinen’s back as he lay in the crease with Coast below him.
The objective was quickly cancelled, with the main stating Jeff Petry triggered goalie disturbance when he sent out Coast crashing into his netminder. Julien challenged, and upon evaluation, the authorities granted the objective and provided Montreal a 2-0 lead.
”You’re constantly a little anxious due to the fact that there’s no warranties in whether you win that or not,” Julien stated. ”There was a little bit of a threat however I actually felt that we might win this obstacle.”
The challenged objective appeared to be a dagger the Oilers merely could not recuperate from.
”Certainly we had not played a terrific duration approximately that point,” forward Kyle Turris stated. ”We can’t let that take place. So the truth that they scored at the end of it, possibly it was a bit deflating, however we require to be able to rebound at the break and come out like we performed in the very first duration.”
Romanov opened the scoring 9:53 into the game with a shot from just below the blue line. The puck rocketed through traffic and past Koskinen stick side for the Russian rookie’s very first NHL objective.
Allen was obtained from St. Louis in September to support Carey Rate.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.