CAR
36-35-11
EDM
29-44-9
OT
28 SOG
29 SOG

Canes Storm Back to Earn Point in OT Loss to Oilers

NHL.com | Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 1:05 AM

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.

Hall, Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jesse Joensuu also scored for the Oilers. Tuomo Ruutu, Jordan Staal, Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner countered for 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.

1st2nd3rdOTT
CAR
EDM
Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:33EDM Taylor Hall (12) Snap shot - ASST: Sam Gagner (7), Nail Yakupov (6) 1 - 0 EDM
06:19CAR PPG - Tuomo Ruutu (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Jeff Skinner (9), Andrej Sekera (11) 1 - 1 Tie
11:04EDM Nail Yakupov (5) Snap shot - ASST: Taylor Hall (15), Andrew Ference (1) 2 - 1 EDM
18:14EDM Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (7) Snap shot - ASST: Jordan Eberle (16), Andrew Ference (2) 3 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
01:40EDM Jesse Joensuu (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Mark Arcobello (13), Anton Belov (5) 4 - 1 EDM
09:37CAR Jordan Staal (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Nathan Gerbe (7), Andrej Sekera (12) 4 - 2 EDM
3rd Period
07:47CAR SHG - Eric Staal (8) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 4 - 3 EDM
14:46CAR Jeff Skinner (10) Slapshot - ASST: Elias Lindholm (4) 4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
01:48EDM PPG - Jordan Eberle (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (17), Sam Gagner (8) 5 - 4 EDM
Three Stars of the Game
Taylor Hall
1st
Taylor Hall
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:36
Andrej Sekera
2nd
Andrej Sekera
D
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 24:38
Nail Yakupov
3rd
Nail Yakupov
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 16:23
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:05EDM Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  Hooking against  Eric Staal
2nd Period
15:29CAR Jay Harrison  Roughing against  Jesse Joensuu
15:29EDM Jesse Joensuu  Roughing against  Jay Harrison
3rd Period
06:29CAR Nathan Gerbe  Tripping against  Andrew Ference
09:19CAR Riley Nash  Boarding (maj) against  Corey Potter
09:19CAR Riley Nash  Game misconduct
OT Period
00:19CAR Justin Faulk  Boarding against  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
shots by period
PeriodCAREDM
1st614
2nd148
3rd76
OT11
Total2829
Team Stats
CategoryCAREDM
Power Plays1/11/3
Hits3022
Faceoff Wins3634
Giveaways923
Takeaways1210
Blocked Shots1417
Penalty Minutes214
  • CAROLINA
  • EDMONTON
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6T. GleasonD0000016:22
7R. MurphyD00-13018:20
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39P. DwyerR0001014:26
44J. HarrisonD0011214:22
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65R. HainseyD00-33024:27
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14J. EberleR1104020:47
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28R. JonesL000207:17
36P. LarsenD0002025:39
44C. PotterD0001015:18
51A. LanderC000107:09
57D. PerronL0002021:21
64N. YakupovR11-12016:23
77A. BelovD0100018:05
83A. HemskyR0010017:07
89S. GagnerC0203019:28
93Nugent-HopkinsC1104221:12
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
40D. Dubnyk2428.85761:48