Posted November 07, 2011 on AP on Fox
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). "It ...
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