Edmonton 5, Carolina 4

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 13-13-3-3 7-6-1-3 6-7-2-0 L2
Edmonton 11-18-2-1 5-9-1-0 6-9-1-1 W1


Oilers 5, Hurricanes 4 (OT): Jordan Eberle scored a power-play goal at 1:48 of overtime as host Edmonton overcame a spirited comeback by Carolina.

Eberle, Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins each finished with a tally and an assist while Jesse Joensuu also scored for the Oilers, who improved to 2-1-1 on their five-game homestand. Captain Andrew Ference and Sam Gagner notched two assists apiece and Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves.

After squandering a 4-1 lead, Edmonton received a power-play opportunity 19 seconds into overtime when Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk was called for boarding. The Oilers took full advantage as Eberle received a cross-crease pass from Nugent-Hopkins and fired the puck past Cam Ward (24 saves) from the left side for his 11th goal.

Edmonton needed only 93 seconds to take the lead as Hall received a backhand pass from Gagner and beat Ward from the right faceoff circle for his fifth goal in three games. Tuomo Ruutu forged a tie when he buried his own rebound during a power play at 6:19, but Hall set up Yakupov in the left circle less than five minutes later for a 2-1 edge.

Nugent-Hopkins beat Ward from the right circle with 1:46 remaining in the first and Joensuu converted a feed from behind the net by Mark Arcobello 1:40 into the second to make it 4-1. Jordan Staal began Carolina's comeback at 9:37 and captain Eric Staal scored while short-handed 7:47 into the third before Skinner forged a tie with 5:14 left as his turnaround slap shot from high along the right-wing boards found its way just inside the left post.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hurricanes have scored six short-handed goals this season - all on the road. ... Carolina C Riley Nash received a boarding major and game misconduct midway through the third period for his high hit on Edmonton D Corey Potter. Edmonton failed to score during the ensuing five-minute power play. ... Hall has collected five goals and three assists over the first four games of Edmonton's homestand. Oilers LW David Perron, however, had his five-game point streak halted. ... Carolina is 0-8-1 when allowing four or more goals.

Top Game Performances

Carolina   Edmonton
Jeff Skinner 2 Points Jordan Eberle 2
Jeff Skinner 1 Goals Jordan Eberle 1
Andrej Sekera 2 Assists Andrew Ference 2
Tuomo Ruutu 1 Power Play Goals Jordan Eberle 1
Eric Staal 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Cam Ward .828 Save Percentage Devan Dubnyk .857
Cam Ward 24 Saves Devan Dubnyk 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Carolina 28 4 1-1 2-3 21 36
Edmonton 29 5 1-3 0-1 4 34

Upcoming Games

  • Edmonton will play its next game at home against Boston. The Oilers have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play its next game on the road against Calgary. The Hurricanes have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .389 after a loss.
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