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Canadiens slip past Oilers in shootout

Andrei Kostitsyn potted the winning goal in the shootout to lift the Montreal Canadiens past the Edmonton Oilers 5-4 on Thursday night.

Montreal cashed as -250 home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 5.5-goal total set by oddsmakers.

Sergei Kostitsyn and Travis Moen each had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who got a pair of helpers from Andrei Markov in the win.

Tom Gilbert recorded two assists for Edmonton, which was outshot 26-25 by Montreal on the night.