The Canadiens felt they played well enough to win.
Credit to the league’s hottest goaltender and a young opportunistic Oilers team.
The power play went 0-for-6, prompting Jacques Martin to describe it as “a work in progress.”
“Give him credit, he was playing big,” Max Pacioretty said of Edmonton goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin.
Max-Pac was the only Canadien to breach the Bulin Wall, as the Oilers’ goalie stopped 28 shots.