EDMONTON, Alberta: Jake Allen made 25 saves in his first game with Montreal, Shea Weber got his first goal of the season and the Canadiens beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night.
Artturi Lehkonen and rookie Alexander Romanov also scored for Montreal, which beat Edmonton for the second time in three nights. The Habs also trounced the Oilers 5-1 on Saturday.
Montreals penalty kill was key in the victory, shutting down Oilers snipers Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on seven power plays.
Mikko Koskinen stopped 31 shots for Edmonton. He conceded a short-handed goal 12:15 into the third period after Lehkonen broke up a pass in his own zone and sprinted up the ice with the puck on his stick. He put a quick snap shot past Koskinen for his first of the season and put Montreal up 3-0.
Edmonton clawed back with just over two minutes to go, with Devin Shore popping a snap shot past Allen for a short-handed tally.
During a power play late in the second period, Weber launched a shot from the side of the net and Koskinen made the initial stop. He couldnt control the rebound, though, which bounced back out to Weber. The defenseman batted it in off Koskinens back as he lay in the crease with Shore underneath him.
The goal was instantly called off, with the official saying Jeff Petry caused goalie interference when he sent Shore crashing into his netminder. Montreal coach Claude Julien challenged, and upon review, the officials awarded the goal and gave Montreal a 2-0 lead.
Romanov opened the scoring 9:53 into the game with a shot from just below the blue line. The puck rocketed through traffic and past Koskinen stick side for the Russian rookies first NHL goal.
Allen was acquired from St. Louis in September to back up Carey Price.