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(Sports Network) - The Montreal Canadiens open a four-game road trip tonight when they visit the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre.

Montreal enters the set having won three of its last four games, but so far the team has been unable to string together more than two wins in a row this season. On Thursday, Alexei Kovalev tallied the decisive goal in the shootout to lift the Canadiens to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

With each team already having scored a goal in the shootout, Fernando Pisani missed the net for Edmonton before Kovalev raced in on goal and on tucked the puck just inside the left post past the outstretched pads of Dwayne Roloson.

Jarret Stoll of the Oilers then had a chance to keep the shootout going, but Habs netminder David Aebischer closed his five-hole up as Stoll's snap shot was stopped, giving the Habs the extra point.

Craig Rivet and Guillaume Latendresse tallied regulation goals for the Canadiens. Aebischer continues to play well and finished with 26 saves.

Montreal enters its road trip with a 4-1-1 away record.

The Canadiens have played their competition closely, even in losses, this season. Five of their six defeats have been by only one goal.

The Habs will visit Ottawa on Monday.

Toronto, meanwhile, has won its last three games. On Thursday, Nik Antropov had two goals and an assist to lead the Maple Leafs to a 6-4 victory over the Boston Bruins at TD Banknorth Garden.

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