The Edmonton Oilers haven't struggled much during their solid start, though most of their lapses have come away from home.
In the midst of a six-game road trip and coming off its first loss in over a week, Edmonton looks to get back on track Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Oilers (8-3-2) have been the surprise of the young season, recently putting together a six-game winning streak which ended Saturday with a 4-2 loss at Phoenix.
Three of their five losses have come on the road, scoring two goals or less in each defeat. Rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the No. 1 overall pick, scored Saturday to give him team-high-tying marks of six goals and 12 points as Edmonton couldn't overcome a two-goal, first-period deficit.
The Oilers hope to bounce back against the Canadiens, whom they've beaten in three of the last four meetings. They won the most recent matchup in Montreal 4-3 in overtime Dec. 1 and have earned at least one point in the last five games there (2-0-3).