Game 25: Oilers rally to stun Habs in OT



Oilers’ Dustin
Penner beats Habs goalie Carey Price with the winner in overtime.

John
Mahoney, Gazette

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PRE-GAME AUDIO: Hal
Gill
| Jacques
Martin

POST-GAME AUDIOJacques
Martin
 | P.K.
Subban
 | Roman
Hamrlik
 | Mathieu
Darche English
 and French

• At a Glance: Dustin Penner took
advantage of a Canadiens turnover in overtime, storming in alone to beat Carey
Price through the pads at 2:28 of extra time and complete an Edmonton Oilers
comeback for a 4-3 win over the Habs at the Bell Centre. Montreal had a 3-1 lead after two periods,
but the Oilers scored a pair 3:08 apart in the third to send it to overtime and
set up Penner’s heroics. The final result spoiled a milestone night for Habs
defenceman Roman Hamrlik, who scored the 150th goal of his NHL career shortly
after recording his 600th point with an assist. Scott Gomez notched his third
of the season a little more than halfway through the first period to open the
scoring, his pass to Mathieu Darche deflecting in off an Oilers defender. Darche scored the Habs’ second goal.

• Key Moments: P.K. Subban’s pass to Michael
Cammalleri was the decisive turnover when Cammalleri couldn’t
control a rolling puck that was stolen by Penner and buried for the winner.
Ales Hemsky had brought the Oilers to within one midway through the third, then
Sam Gagner hit the short side behind Price, shorthanded, to tie the game and
ultimately send it to overtime. Subban was victimized as he dove inside the Oilers blue line in a failed bid to contain a loose puck.

• What It Means: It’s been since Nov. 13-16 that the Canadiens have won two in a row. They have now see-sawed between losses and
wins the past seven games, which followed a four-game Montreal winning streak.

• What’s Next: The Habs are in New
Jersey on Thursday night to take on the underachieving Devils, who
will be without arch-nemesis goalie Marty Brodeur, then return home to practice
Friday for a Saturday matinee against San
Jose.

231 Comments

  1. Say Ash says:

    It’s crazy lately. You could make a drinking game out of guessing which trio will be on next.

  2. Danno says:

    I looked up Cherry’s sig. I think you got it Punkster.

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  3. Ian Cobb says:

    JD and Dave—Is the french casino beside the Mtl. pool room on the main, still a going concern as it was in the 60s.

  4. showey47 says:

    But then we will have to listen to mike richards complain for another week about how unclassy and disrespectful the meteorite was.

  5. punkster says:

    Download it, blow it up and look real close. The Great One it ain’t.

  6. samTHEman says:

    I initially came on here to check the lines for tonight but just realised it has been a while since I’ve actually seen the lines posted before a game, with Martin’s shuffling and all. Seriously, what are our lines besides AK-Plek-Gionta? I’ve seen everyone play with everyone every game

  7. Danno says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s Wayne Gretzky.

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  8. jennifer1984 says:

    i watched it and it was pretty good. i didnt catch the whole thing since i was making dinner but the tv is right beside the the kitchen at least!

    i did enjoy Landsberg pokin fun at Cherry and all the other guys who say he’s too cocky for a rookie.

     

  9. Kaptain K says:

    Hey guys, check out this LIPDUB to “Stayin Aive” done here in our very own Cote-St-Luc by my fellow volunteers at EMS! 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRrcmZvutsI

     

    (Sorry for the re-post… we want it get views!)

  10. VancouverHab says:

    Anybody notice whose autograph that is on the Habs jersey side of the divided loyalty fan pictured above?

    Just sayin’ …..

  11. tikigods says:

    I’m not sure I ever want Philly to win. Ever.

    “The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.” -Vince Lombardi

  12. larisalapointe says:

    http://www.bofinger.ca The best ribs in town, walking distance from the Sheraton and at half the price of all the rest. Bon appetit!

  13. ShangaDoo says:

    Did anyone see PK on OTR? I don’t have TSN and I would like to know how it went,

     

    “They say you can’t buy experience,and it’s really true.” -Carey Price

  14. keepthefaith says:

    F the government before the government F’s you.

  15. jennifer1984 says:

    im a girl, and i dont know how you could possibly want to go shopping over going to a Habs game.

  16. Danno says:

    A good old-fashioned slush fund, or is it a Conservative billion-dollar boondoggle?

     

    “Hey Richard, two minutes for looking so good!”

  17. SmartDog says:

    Green technology, technology in GENERAL, community organizations, bueiness development education, – things that are needed, are in growing and important industries or that benefit ACTUAL people – gasp! – .  But insteadmoney goes to construction (big boys) and other friends of politicians. Makes me sick.

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    “This is a good hockey team and no matter what situation you’re put in, you’re out there with smart hockey players.” – Jeff Halpern after his winning goal against the Laffs


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