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Oilers try to rebound from controversial loss vs. Canadiens

Nov 7, 2006 - 2:52 PM Edmonton (7-6-0) at Montreal (7-3-3) 7:30 pm EST

MONTREAL (Ticker) - Coach Craig MacTavish and the Edmonton Oilers still may be seething over Friday's controversial loss.

Ales Hemsky tries to help turn things around for the Oilers, who go for their second win in six contests Tuesday when they start a five-game road trip against the Montreal Canadiens in their only meeting of the season.

Edmonton appeared to have tied Friday's game against the Dallas Stars when Hemsky scored his fourth goal of the season with only 4.1 seconds left in regulation. However, referee Mick McGeough called a hand pass before the shot, nullifying the tally.

Video replays showed no hand pass and McGeough admitted he made a mistake after the contest. However, MacTavish was livid in his postgame criticism, which led to a $10,000 fine on Saturday.

The Oilers have dropped four of their last five after opening with six wins in their first eight contests. They are just 1-4-0 on the road this season.

Montreal had a two-game winning streak end with Saturday's 2-1 defeat to the New Jersey Devils. Chris Higgins scored his eighth goal on a second-period power play.

Higgins is not expected to play because of an ankle injury. However, Alexei Kovalev will likely see action despite hurting his right knee against New Jersey.

The Oilers have won six of their eight encounters, including a 5-3 triumph on December 15. Fernando Pisani scored twice and Marty Reasoner collected two assists.

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