EDMONTON -- Jordan Eberle scored a power-play goal 1:48 into overtime to give the Edmonton Oilers a 5-4 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday at Rexall Place.
Eberle converted a Taylor Hall pass in front of the net to pull out the victory for Edmonton, which surrendered a three-goal lead to the Hurricanes.
Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk stopped 24 of 28 shots.
Hall opened the scoring 1:33 into the game, taking a pass from Sam Gagner and snapping a shot past Hurricanes goaltender Cam Ward. It was Hall's 12th of the season and fifth in his past three games.
Ruutu tied the game on the power play at 6:19 with Nugent-Hopkins serving a hooking penalty. Ruutu found the puck in front of the Oilers net and slipped it past Dubnyk 14 seconds into the man advantage.
Yakupov restored the Oilers' lead at 11:04, taking a pass from Hall in front of the net and firing a shot past Ward. It was Yakupov's first even-strength goal of the season and fifth of the year.
Later in the period, Yakupov came within a goal post of scoring his second goal of the game.
Nugent-Hopkins put the Oilers up 3-1 at 18:14, left alone in front and converting Eberle's centering feed.
The Oilers went on to outshoot the Hurricanes 14-6 in the first period. The Hurricanes looked a tired side after losing Monday night 2-0 against the Vancouver Canucks.
They eventually did find their skating legs in the second period, but not before Joensuu put the Oilers up 4-1 at 1:40, benefiting from Mark Arcobello's shiftiness behind the Hurricanes net. Arcobello was able to elude a check then find Joensuu unattended in front of Ward.
Jordan Staal cut the lead to 4-2 at 9:37, finding a loose puck in front of the Oilers net then room underneath Dubnyk's pad.
The Hurricanes outshot the Oilers 14-8 in the period.
In the third period, Eric Staal scored a shorthanded goal to get the Hurricanes to within 4-3 at 7:47. The Hurricanes captain accepted a gift from Eberle, who was trying to play the puck back to the point on the power play. Staal raced in on Dubnyk, faked a shot, then stepped around the goaltender and fired it into the empty net.
The comeback bid took a hit when Hurricanes center Riley Nash was assessed a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding at 9:19. Nash drove Corey Potter into the boards from behind, temporarily knocking the Oilers defenseman out of the game.
The Oilers were unable to capitalize on the power play and paid for it as Skinner tied the game at 14:46, firing a point shot that found its way through traffic and past Dubnyk.
Early into overtime, Justin Faulk took a boarding penalty against Nugent-Hopkins to give the Oilers the power play, which eventually led to the winning goal.
The Hurricanes (13-13-6) continue their four-game road trip against the Calgary Flames on Thursday. The Oilers (11-18-3) host the Boston Bruins in the final of a five-game homestand Thursday.
|Back to top ↑|