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Max Pacioretty had two goals and an assist, and P.K. Subban added a goal and two assists in the Montreal Canadiens' 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.
Tomas Kaberle and Lars Eller also scored for Montreal (26-32-10), which won for the second time in nine games. The Canadiens prevented the Oilers (26-35-6) from catching them for 28th spot in the NHL standings.
Shawn Horcoff, Linus Omark and Taylor Hall had goals for the Oilers, who have lost four of five.
Tied 2-2 after two periods, the Canadiens took the lead for good three minutes into the third period on the power play when Kaberle picked up a rebound at the side of the net and lifted a shot over goalie Nikolai Khabibulin for his third goal of the season.
Eller made it 4-2 just two minutes later after throwing a puck out from behind the net that caromed in off Khabibulin.
Edmonton got back to within a goal with seven minutes to play. Hall showed patience to wait out a defender before snapping in his 24th ...
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NEW YORK (March 9, 2012)—Montreal Canadiens forward Erik Cole has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry in NHL Game #1008 in Edmonton on Thursday, March 8, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 11:48 of the second period...
Montreal Canadiens left wing Erik Cole was fined $2,500 by the NHL on Friday for slew-footing Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry.Cole slew-footed Petry in the second period of Montreal's 5-3 win over the Oilers on Thursday and was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.The fine money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
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