Eller said the Oilers were a "junior team" that was "all over the place" before Edmonton's 4-3 victory over the Canadiens on Tuesday night.
Oilers coach Dallas Eakins took offense to Eller's comments and used it to motivate his youthful team.
"When you've got some young player who's trying to get his feet wet calling an organization a junior team, people take notice," Eakins said. "I knew it was going to turn. It makes for great banter in our dressing room.
"That is a total hockey god thing. I'm sure that young man has learnt his lesson, and I highly doubt you'll see anything like that out of his mouth again."
Eller, Montreal's leading goal-scorer, had only one shot on net and didn't earn any points in the loss.
"He's a young player," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said of Eller. "I think he'll learn from that. He made inappropriate comments."
The Oilers were missing star forward Taylor Hall and veteran Ryan Smyth. Hall, who injured his knee on Saturday in the Oilers' win over Ottawa, is expected to be out four weeks. Jones replaced him in the lineup.
The Oilers lost 4-1 to the Canadiens on Oct. 11 in their last home game before the two-week road trip.
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