Canadiens-Oilers: Andrei Kostitsyn Lifts Habs to Shootout Win Over Edmonton, 5-4

March 12th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
Fresh off their newly minted three-game winning streak and brimming with confidence, you would have expected the Montreal Canadiens to steamroll the last-place Oilers last night at the Bell Centre.

Unfortunately, that wasn't meant to be, as the Oilers kept pace with the Habs all night to keep this wild game close.

Jaroslav Halak looked pretty shaky on most of the four Edmonton goals, but he turned aside all five shootout shooters, and Andrei Kostitsyn was the lone scorer to seal the 5-4 win.

The Habs got regulation goals by Tomas Plekanec (20th), Brian Gionta (21st), Travis Moen (eighth), and Sergei Kostitsyn (3rd). Sergei had two points on the night and played one of his best games of the season.

Edmonton responded with goals from Robert Nilsson (8th), Sam Gagner (15th), Andrew Cogliano (sixth), and Shawn Horcoff (11th), but the story of the game was Halak's weak play in regulation, followed by his stellar shootout performance.

Final score: Habs 5 - Edmonton 4 (SO)


Game Notes

1. Halak runs hot and cold for a rare evening

Jaro Halak has gotten us all used to him playi ...

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