Series (Game 1 of 1)
Edmonton leads 1-0
(16-9-5, 37 pts)
(17-11-4, 38 pts)
9:00 PM ET, December 15, 2005
Rexall Place, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
E. Moreau (Oilers - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
C. Higgins (Canadiens - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
F. Pisani (Oilers - RW): Goals: 2, Assists: 1
Montreal (16-8-5) at Edmonton (16-11-4) 9:00 pm EST
EDMONTON, Alberta (Ticker) -- The Montreal Canadiens hope to
maintain their current surge when they visit the slumping the
Edmonton Oilers on Thursday.
The Canadiens have won two of their last three games heading
into the meeting against the Oilers, who have lost three of
their last four games.
Montreal is coming off of a 5-2 home triumph over Phoenix.
Leading-scorer Michael Ryder netted his third goal in four games
and 13th goal of the season for the Canadiens.
Jose Theodore made 27 save to notch his 13th win of the season.
Edmonton returns home after back-to-back shootout losses at the
New York Islanders on Sunday and a 2-1 loss at New Jersey on
The Oilers did receive some good news when Radek Dvorak was
activated from injured reserve prior to the game after the right
wing missed a pair of games because of a strained groin.
Montreal and Edmonton split their two meetings in 2003-04 with
each team winning on the other's ice. Thursday's matchup will
be the only meeting between the Canadian clubs this season.