EDMONTON Oilers vs Canadiens Full Highlights NHL 12 Feb 2023. On Great Bowl Sunday, the Edmonton Oilers were anything but super, losing 6-2 to the Canadiens in Montreal.
The Oilers have gone 9-0-2 since their last regulation-time loss on January 9 in Los Angeles.
Both teams received their just desserts. Credit to Montreal, they played a very nice game, and I don’t think we were at all sharp,” stated head coach Jay Woodcroft.
The Canadiens took the first eight shots on goal and quickly took control of the game. Alex Belzille’s wrist shot gave them a 1-0 lead. The 31-year-old, who was playing in his 20th NHL game, scored his first NHL goal.
In the second period, Montreal kept soaring. With 11:37 remaining in the second, Josh Anderson scored on a power play to make it 3-0 Canadiens after Jordan Harris beat Stuart Skinner from a tight angle.
Arber Xhekaj and Oilers defenseman Vincent Desharnais squared off in front of a few dozen family members and friends. Xhekaj exited the game following the fight with what seemed to be a hand injury.
With 7:38 left in the second, Leon Draisaitl scored on the power play to ignite the Oilers.
Despite having a two-man advantage for 1:28, the Oilers were unable to score, but Evander Kane’s goal, which came just as the second penalty was about to expire, brought them within one. Late in the second, Rafael Harvey-Pinard scored on a power play tip to make it 4-2 for Montreal.
Three minutes into the third period, Harris sprinted down the left side and scored his second goal of the contest. Christian Dvorak scored a shorthanded goal to make it 6-2 after Kirby Dach set him up.
They were right in front of us and stopped shots while we didn’t. They simply performed better, said Vincent Desharnais of the Oilers.
The 15-game point streak for Connor McDavid was broken.
On Wednesday, the Oilers, who are 30-19-5, will host Detroit (630 CHED, Face-off Show at 6 p.m., game at 7:30 p.m.).