EDMONTON - The Canadiens dropped a 4-3 decision to the Oilers on Saturday night.
As expected, Rogers Place was packed with Habs fans eager to see their favorite club.
One of the cooler signs during the pregame warmup was…
Unfortunately, things didn't exactly go as planned to begin the first period.
Leon Draisaitl put Edmonton up 1-0 just 90 seconds into the opening frame, capping an odd-man rush with captain Connor McDavid with his 22nd goal of the season.
McDavid blazed by defenseman Ben Chiarot before feeding the German sniper for the tally.
That didn't get Canadiens fans down, though. They just kept right on cheering.
But the Oilers wouldn't let up. Ten minutes later, Josh Archibald put Edmonton ahead by a pair.
It was only fitting that defenseman Jeff Petry respond for the Canadiens.
The former Oilers blueliner scored a short-handed goal at the 14:19 mark of the period to cut the deficit in half.
Petry's fourth goal of the season snapped a seven-game goal drought.
That's the way things stood after 20 minutes. The Oilers also led 15-7 in the shot department.
The Canadiens officially erased a 2-0 disadvantage for the second straight game when Phillip Danault tipped a Petry blast by Oilers starter Mikko Koskinen.
Danault's marker came on the power play at the 8:29 mark of the second period.
It was his eighth goal of the season.
McDavid restored the Oilers' lead with a power play goal at 15:40.
Using his incredible speed, he beat a host of defenders before scoring a breakaway goal on goaltender Carey Price with 4:20 left before the intermission.
Montreal outshot Edmonton 11-3 in the period.
Max Domi tied things up for the Canadiens just 69 seconds into the final frame with a remarkable solo effort.
After turning Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse inside out, he lit the lamp behind Koskinen for his eighth goal of the season.
Riley Sheahan gave Edmonton a 4-3 lead with 12:12 remaining in regulation.
And that's the way things finished up.
The Canadiens will close out their Western Canada road trip with a game against the Jets in Winnipeg on Monday.