Oilers slip past Canadiens 3-1

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MONTREAL (AP) — Nikolai Khabibulin made 28 saves and Ryan Jones scored a short-handed goal in the second period to send the Edmonton Oilers to a 3-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Tom Gilbert scored at 16:28 of the third to put Edmonton up 2-0. Ryan Smyth scored into an empty net with 42.4 seconds remaining.

Khabibulin, who has allowed nine goals in nine games, came within 3:10 of posting his third shutout of the season. He has yet to lose in regulation, improving to 7-0-2.

Montreal’s Max Pacioretty scored 22 seconds after Gilbert to make it 2-1.

Carey Price stopped 11 shots for the Canadiens, who have lost two in a row after a four-game winning streak.