Drai­saitl scores shootout win­ner to lift Oil­ers over Cana­di­ens

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MON­TREAL — Leon Drai­saitl was the lone scorer in a shootout as the Ed­mon­ton Oil­ers ended a three-game los­ing run with a 1-0 vic­tory over the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens on Sun­day af­ter­noon. The win helped Ed­mon­ton (29-18-8) end a three-game road trip with a vic­tory de­spite scor­ing only one reg­u­la­tion time goal. The Cana­di­ens (30-16-8) are 1-3-1 in their last five games. The five-minute over­time saw Mon­treal goal­tender Al Mon­toya stop Con­nor McDavid on a clean break­away, while Cam Talbot man­aged to keep out a Shea We­ber blast at the other end. Af­ter com­ing close early when Alexei Emelin hit a cross bar, the Cana­di­ens gen­er­ated lit­tle on at­tack un­til pick­ing up the pace in the third pe­riod. The Oil­ers had a 30-20 shot ad­van­tage in reg­u­la­tion time and out­shot Mon­treal 32-22 over­all.

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