Game recap: Oilers edge Canadiens 4-3 on Dominik Kahun's overtime winner
Montreal Canadiens' Eric Staal clears the puck away from Edmonton Oilers' Adam Larsson during first period NHL hockey action in Montreal on Monday, April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
MONTREAL -- Dominik Kahun scored the overtime winner for the Edmonton Oilers in a 4-3 win Wednesday over the host Montreal Canadiens.
Kahun went backhand to forehand on a feed from Leon Draisaitl to score the winner 27 seconds into the extra period.
The Oilers posted back-to-back OT wins at the Bell Centre following Monday's 4-3 win, in which captain Connor McDavid scored the winner.
Draisaitl, Alex Chaisson and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers (35-18-2). McDavid had two assists for 104 points in 55 games this season, and Mike Smith made 26 saves for the win.
Tyson Barrie also had two assists and now leads all NHL defenceman with 48 points in 55 games, one more than New York Rangers blue-liner Adam Fox.
Edmonton has one game remaining in the regular season Saturday against the Vancouver Canucks before facing the Winnipeg Jets in the playoffs.
Nick Suzuki scored twice and Cole Caufield had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who capped their regular season at 24-21-11 and will face the Toronto Maple Leafs in the post-season.
Cayden Primeau stopped 18 shots in the loss.
The score was knotted 2-2 after the opening period.
Draisaitl made it 3-2 for the visitors with a power-play goal at 10:47 of the second period, but Suzuki's second of the game at 8:33 of the third made it 3-3.
Suzuki scored shorthanded at 9:58 of the first period for a 2-1 Montreal lead, but Nugent-Hopkins drew the Oilers even on the same power-play at 10:53.
Caufield scored his fourth goal of the season in his ninth NHL game just 1:58 after the opening faceoff. Chiasson countered for Edmonton at 8:35.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 12, 2021.