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MONTREAL -- Jeff Petry and Ryan Jones scored 1:58 apart midway through third period to help the Edmonton Oilers come from behind in a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Petry scored off Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' pass on a 2-on-1 at 7:59 of the third to give Edmonton a 3-2 lead. Jones made it 4-2 with his first goal at 9:57.

Ales Hemsky and Ladislav Smid scored 2:47 apart in the second to draw the Oilers even at 2 after Montreal had taken a 2-0 advantage in the first.

Devan Dubnyk made 29 saves and Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and Mark Arcobello each had two assists.

Edmonton, which ended a six-game road trip, won its second in a row following a five-game skid.

Both teams scored in pairs as Tomas Plekanec and Brendan Gallagher tallied for Montreal 1:27 apart late in the first period for Montreal.

Carey Price stopped 28 shots for the Canadiens, who dropped their second straight at home following a four-game winning streak.

Hemsky drew Edmonton to within a goal with his third goal 12:50 into the second, making it 2-1. Smid put away a rebound of Nugent-Hopkins' shot to tie it with his first goal of the season at 15:37.

Montreal scored six seconds into its second power-play opportunity of the first period. Andrei Markov passed from the left point to Plekanec, who beat Dubnyk with a shot from the right side at 16:36 for his third goal in four games.

Gallagher made it 2-0 with an unassisted effort at 18:03. Canadiens right winger Ryan White checked Edmonton's Ryan Jones along the boards and Gallagher jumped up from the neutral zone to intercept the Oilers left winger's pass just inside the blue line before driving in on Dubnyk to score his fifth.

Brian Gionta scored with 2.6 seconds left in the third to close out the scoring.

NOTES: The Oilers were without LW Taylor Hall, who suffered a left knee injury in Saturday's 3-1 win in Ottawa, and LW Ryan Smyth, who has an unspecified injury. Hall, who was the first overall pick in the 2010 NHL draft, will be out for four weeks. He had three goals and five assists in nine games. ... LW Ben Eager and RW Tyler Pitlick were inserted into Edmonton's lineup after both were recalled from AHL Oklahoma City. Pitlick made his NHL debut. ... Canadiens C Daniel Briere is out indefinitely with a concussion. Briere was injured in a collision with Nashville's Eric Nystrom on Saturday. ... LW Brandon Prust was also injured in the 2-1 loss to the Predators. He will miss four weeks with a right shoulder injury. ... Montreal recalled D Nathan Beaulieu from AHL Hamilton along with RW Patrick Holland, who made his NHL debut. ... Former Canadiens D Roman Hamrlik was given a standing ovation when he was shown on the video scoreboard during the second period. Hamrlik, who was chosen first overall by Tampa Bay in the 1992 draft, announced his retirement Monday.
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