Edmonton Oilers ready for another crack at Canadiens

Edmonton Oilers' Alex Chiasson (39) tries to tip the puck in past Montreal Canadiens goalie Jake Allen (34) during second period NHL action in Edmonton on Monday, January 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

It didn’t go well the last time the Edmonton Oilers visited the Montreal Canadiens.

Last Tuesday, the Oilers managed just 17 shots on goal in a 4-0 loss to the Habs. They get another crack at the Canadiens Monday night.

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“It’s almost a week ago now. We played a good game last game (Friday vs. Calgary),” said defenceman Tyson Barrie.

“You kind of forget about it, but at the same time you’re watching video and picking up on tendencies that made them successful against us.

“We’re disappointed in ourselves in that game but since then we’ve moved on.”

“They’re a pretty solid team, good balance,” said head coach Dave Tippett. “We weren’t very good the other day. We’re looking for a little bit of a rebound game.”

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The Oilers are tied for second with Winnipeg in the North Division with 47 points. The Canadiens have 41 points to sit fourth but have four games in hands on the Jets and Oilers.

The Oilers expected lineup is:

Nugent-Hopkins – McDavid – Puljujarvi

Kahun – Draisaitl – Yamamoto

Archibald – Haas – Kassian

Shore – Khaira – Chiasson

Nurse – Barrie

Russell – Larsson

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Catch the Oilers and Canadiens on 630 CHED with the Face-off Show at 3:30 p.m. Monday. The game starts at 5 p.m.

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