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game recap

Oilers 7, Canadiens 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Oilers 7, Canadiens 2
Montréal Canadiens 2, Edmonton Oilers 7

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -For a change, the Edmonton Oilers had fun in a Rexall Place blowout.

Ales Hemsky, Dustin Penner, Andrew Cogliano and Kyle Brodziak each had a goal and an assist and the Oilers extended Montreal's road losing streak to seven games, pounding the Canadiens 7-2 on Wednesday night.

Beaten 9-2 by Chicago and 10-2 by Buffalo at home this season, the Oilers enjoyed being on the other side of a drubbing.

"We've had our fair share of tough losses in this building so it was nice to see one go the other way," Brodziak said.

Sam Gagner, Zack Stortini and Liam Reddox also scored to help the Oilers snap a two-game skid and tie Vancouver for eighth place in the Western Conference.

"It was a big game for us confidence-wise," defenseman Sheldon Souray said after his first game against his old team. "We didn't play the prettiest of games, but we worked hard and got pucks to the net. We did things that we said we wanted to do."

Mathieu Dandenault and Francis Boullion scored for Montreal. The Canadiens have lost nine of their last 11 games to fall into sixth place in the Eastern Conference.

"You can talk for days and months and weeks, but it's what you do on the ice that counts," Montreal coach Guy Carbonneau said.

"We can talk about bad bounces and breaks, like the fifth one, but it seems to happen a lot in the past month, and we're going to have to work on that. Obviously, I'm really disappointed by some of the efforts that we've had."

Montreal captain Saku Koivu was at a loss to explain the Canadiens' slide.

"It's been going on for a while, and for the last three games, the way we've done it, it's not fun to be a part of," Koivu said. "I don't have a solution right now, but it's not just going to take one or two guys."

Notes: Edmonton defenseman Denis Grebeshkov had to be helped off the ice early in the second after being run feet-first into the boards by Tomas Plekanec. Grebeshkov didn't return. ... The game was the 3,000th road game in Montreal franchise history, and the Canadiens' first at Rexall Place since Dec. 15, 2005.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:41
EDM
PPG - Sam Gagner (6) ASST: Robert Nilsson (14), Andrew Cogliano (16)
1 - 0 EDM
13:31
EDM
Zack Stortini (3) ASST: Tom Gilbert (25)
2 - 0 EDM
14:41
EDM
Andrew Cogliano (13) ASST: Ethan Moreau (9), Marc-Antoine Pouliot (10)
3 - 0 EDM
19:34
EDM
PPG - Ales Hemsky (17) ASST: Dustin Penner (13), Shawn Horcoff (23)
4 - 0 EDM
19:44
MTL
Mathieu Dandenault (1) ASST: Alex Kovalev (26), Tomas Plekanec (13)
4 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
11:40
EDM
SHG - Kyle Brodziak (8) ASST: Jason Strudwick (5), Tom Gilbert (26)
5 - 1 EDM
17:19
EDM
Dustin Penner (13) ASST: Ales Hemsky (29), Shawn Horcoff (24)
6 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
05:53
EDM
PPG - Liam Reddox (4) ASST: Tom Gilbert (27), Kyle Brodziak (7)
7 - 1 EDM
09:46
MTL
Francis Bouillon (4) ASST: Mathieu Dandenault (3), Tomas Plekanec (14)
7 - 2 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
04:30
MTL
Ryan O'Byrne  Slashing against  Sam Gagner
15:04
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Hi-sticking against  Georges Laraque
18:30
MTL
Andrei Markov  Slashing against  Dustin Penner
2nd Period
02:35
EDM
Zack Stortini  Hi-sticking against  Francis Bouillon
04:10
MTL
Max Pacioretty  Interference on goalkeeper against  Dwayne Roloson
04:29
MTL
Tomas Plekanec  Tripping against  Denis Grebeshkov
10:29
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Hi-sticking against  Tom Kostopoulos
18:56
EDM
Sheldon Souray  Roughing against  Tom Kostopoulos
3rd Period
00:37
EDM
Steve Staios  Hi stick - double minor against  Alex Kovalev
02:46
MTL
Tomas Plekanec  Tripping against  Tom Gilbert
05:35
MTL
Josh Gorges  Cross checking against  Tom Gilbert
13:41
MTL
Chris Higgins  Holding the stick against  Dustin Penner
14:51
EDM
Zack Stortini  Too many men/ice - bench
goalie stats
Carey Price
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 17 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 6
SV%: .741SH: 0 - 1
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 38TOI: 60:00
Saves: 36EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 12 - 12
SV%: .947SH: 1 - 1