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Lander scores in overtime as Oilers come back to down Canadiens 4-3

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MONTREAL - Anton Lander scored 1:47 into overtime to lift the Edmonton Oilers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' second goal of the game tied it with 25 seconds left in regulation time while Edmonton was playing with an extra attacker.

Matt Hendricks also scored for the Oilers (16-31-9), who are 2-2-0 so far on a six-game road trip that takes them to Ottawa on Saturday and Winnipeg on Monday.

Lander banged in the winner from the doorstep, while Nugent-Hopkins took a puck off defenceman Andrei Markov's skate and scored on a spin-around shot from the slot to force the extra period.

Christian Thomas, Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty scored for Montreal (35-15-4), which ended a three-game winning run.

At 16:25 of the first frame, Jacob de la Rose forced a turnover and Thomas swept in on the left side to wire a shot to the top corner. It was a first NHL goal and point for the son of former star Steve Thomas. De la Rose also got his first career point with an assist.

Galchenyuk scored his 16th as he whipped in a feed from P.K. Subban only 1:06 into the second period.

But the Oilers battled back and Hendricks deflected in Jeff Petry's point shot at 4:04 and Nugent-Hopkins had a puck go in off his skate when goalie Dustin Tokarski lost it in his crease at 14:09.

Pacioretty's 25th of the season came on a dash down the right side and quick wrist shot that beat Viktor Fasth to make it 3-2.

Tokarski made the save of the night as he sprawled to thwart Luke Gadzic from close range. Ryan Hamilton later hit a goal post.

Notes ??? Galchenyuk scored on his 21st birthday. . . Thomas's first goal came in his 15th NHL game. . . Mike Weaver and Manny Malhotra sat out for Montreal, while the Oilers scratched Keith Aulie and Matt Fraser.. . Benoit Pouliot missed a fifth game with a foot injury.

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