MONTREAL -- Oscar Klefbom played like a goalie late in the third period before setting up Anton Lander’s winning goal in overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 4-3 victory against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre on Thursday.
"It was a fun game to play," said Klefbom, who blocked a shot by Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec at an empty net.
Lander scored his third goal on a pass from Klefbom for the winner.
"There's no better feeling than to do a comeback and then win in overtime, so it was a great team win," Lander said.
Klefbom blocked Plekanec's shot with 1:08 left in the third, seven seconds after Plekanec came out of the penalty box.
"I got a little panicked there," Klefbom said. "If he would have shot it right away I don't think I would have had time to save it, but it turned out good and I'm really glad [Nugent-Hopkins] picked up the puck and scored a goal."
Fasth made 23 saves for Edmonton (16-31-9), which is in last place in the Western Conference with 41 points.
"We didn't even deserve a point," Montreal coach Michel Therrien said. "We were lucky to come out of it with one point."
"Everything about our game disappointed me, our play with the puck, our play without the puck, a very bad game on our part," said Therrien, who questioned his team's maturity and credited Tokarski for the point in the standings.
Edmonton scored twice in the second to tie the game for the first time.
Hendricks tipped Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry's shot from the right point past Tokarski for his seventh goal at 4:04 of the second to make it 2-1.
Nugent-Hopkins tied the game 2-2 with his 13th goal at 14:09. It was his first goal in nine games, and second in 19.
"He made some huge saves and it's a bad feeling knowing that we gave one too many chances and there's way too many times where he had to come up big for us and he played great and we've got to find a way to play better in front of him," Pacioretty said.
"I like the fact that we stuck with it, even when we got down late in the game," Oilers interim coach Todd Nelson said. "We found a way to get it to overtime and obviously we're happy with the result."
Thomas gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at 16:25 of the first period. The son of longtime NHL forward Steve Thomas snapped a wrist shot from the left faceoff circle off the top of Fasth's left shoulder and into the top right corner for his first point in 15 games in the League and 12th this season.
"I like to consider myself a shooter and that's the way I like to score my goals, and hopefully I'll get some more opportunities to shoot the puck," Thomas said.
He played two games with Montreal in 2013-14 after making his debut with the New York Rangers against the Canadiens at Bell Centre on Feb. 23, 2013.
Steve Thomas scored 421 goals and 933 points during a 20-year career with six NHL teams from 1984-85 to 2003-04.
"I think he was a shooter too," Thomas said. "In junior he always was on me about how he scored 50 or 51, so I passed him in junior, but it will be difficult to pass him here."
Jacob de la Rose assisted on the goal for his first point in his fifth game in the League.
Galchenyuk made it 2-0 at 1:06 of the second period when he scored on a one-timer off a pass from Subban.