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Montreal Skates Past Edmonton 5-3 - Recap

Max Pacioretty scored twice to lead the Canadiens over Edmonton 5-3 on Thursday at Rexall Place.

Montreal won as a +134 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 5.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Max Pacioretty (2), Tomas Kaberle, Lars Eller, and P.K. Subban each scored for the Canadiens in the victory. Subban opened the scoring for Montreal, finding the back of the net at 19:43 of the first period. The goal was assisted by David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty.

Peter Budaj turned in a 24-save effort for the Canadiens.

Shawn Horcoff, Linus Omark, and Taylor Hall scored for the Oilers, finding the net behind Peter Budaj.

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 26 of 30 shots for the Oilers, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.

On the power play, Montreal went 2-for-4, while the Oilers were 1-for-4 with the man advantage.

Montreal outshot Edmonton 31-27 in the game.

Montreal heads into a battle against the Canucks. Edmonton, meanwhile, will have their next action against Colorado.