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Oilers wins first road game 4-2 over Montreal

11/4/2003

MONTREAL (AP) -- Peter Sarno scored in his NHL debut and the
Edmonton Oilers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Tuesday
night.

Raffi Torres, Fernando Pisani and Cory Cross also scored and
Marty Reasoner had two assists for Edmonton, which got its first
win in four road games this season to begin a six-game trip. The
Oilers had been shut out twice, and scored just once, in its three
previous road losses.

Sheldon Souray scored twice for Montreal, which has lost four
straight home games. The Canadiens have lost five of six overall
while being outscored 22-4.

Sarno, recalled from Toronto of the AHL on Monday, put a rebound
of Brad Isbister's shot into an open net to give the Oilers a 4-0
lead 7:15 into the second -- just 22 seconds after Cross scored his
second of the season at 6:53.

Souray scored his first goal at 7:52 on a low slap shot from the
left point. The puck deflected off Oilers forward Shawn Horcoff's
stick and went under Tommy Salo's glove.

Souray got his second of the game -- his fifth of the season -- on
a two-man advantage 6:45 into the third.

Edmonton was 0-for-16 on the power-play on the road when Torres
scored 7:33 in on the Oilers' first opportunity with the man
advantage.

Mathieu Garon made a pad save after Reasoner, who assisted on
Cross' goal, tipped Steve Staios' shot and Torres put away the
rebound for his fourth of the season.

Pisani scored an unassisted goal at 16:37 for his second of the
season to put Edmonton up 2-0.

Game notes
Sarno played in Finland last season, scoring 17 goals and
adding 23 assists in 45 games with Blues Espoo after three seasons
with Hamilton of the AHL. ... Salo had allowed at least three goals
in each of his last six games. ... Souray has two of Montreal's
three multigoal games. He had his first career two-goal game on
Oct. 25 in a 6-2 loss to Ottawa. Yanic Perreault scored twice in a
5-1 win over Washington on Oct. 14. ... Canadiens forward Chad Kilger made his season debut after a two-game conditioning stint in
the minors last weekend. He missed all of Montreal's exhibition
games and the first 12 games of the regular season because of an
eye injury suffered early in training camp.