• At a Glance: The Canadiens hit a wall on Tuesday night, one that goes by the name of Nikolai Khabibulin as the Edmonton Oilers pulled out a 3-1 win at the Bell Centre.
Ryan Jones scored the game’s first goal 4:38 into the second period to give Edmonton the lead when he deked Carey Price and slid the puck between the goaltender’s pads.
Tom Gilbert made it 2-0 Edmonton with less than four minutes to play in the third period when his shot changed directions on the way in from the point and eluded Price.
But only 22 seconds later, Max Pacioretty narrowed the gap to one goal with his sixth goal of the season, with assists from Tomas Plekanec and P.K. Subban.
Veteran Ryan Smyth scored into an empty net to seal the win.
Khabibulin made 28 stops and got a little help from the posts on more than one occasion on this night. The Oilers had only 13 shots on Price, but were able to beat him twice.
• Keys moments: The Canadiens went 0-for-6 with the man advantage.
• What It Means: Montreal has lost its last two games, and falls to 5-7-2 on the season.
• What’s Next: The Canadiens head west to take on the Coyotes in Phoenix on Thursday and play in Nashville against the Predators on Saturday night