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Canes Storm Back to Earn Point in OT Loss to Oilers

Wednesday, 12.11.2013 / 1:05 AM

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Canes Storm Back to Earn Point in OT Loss to Oilers
Carolina Hurricanes 4, Edmonton Oilers 5
Three Stars of the Game
Taylor Hall
Taylor Hall
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 18:36
Andrej Sekera
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 24:38
Nail Yakupov
Nail Yakupov
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 16:23

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
Taylor Hall (12) ASST: Sam Gagner (7), Nail Yakupov (6)
1 - 0 EDM
PPG - Tuomo Ruutu (4) ASST: Jeff Skinner (9), Andrej Sekera (11)
1 - 1 Tie
Nail Yakupov (5) ASST: Taylor Hall (15), Andrew Ference (1)
2 - 1 EDM
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (7) ASST: Jordan Eberle (16), Andrew Ference (2)
3 - 1 EDM
2nd Period
Jesse Joensuu (2) ASST: Mark Arcobello (13), Anton Belov (5)
4 - 1 EDM
Jordan Staal (7) ASST: Nathan Gerbe (7), Andrej Sekera (12)
4 - 2 EDM
3rd Period
SHG - Eric Staal (8) ASST: NONE
4 - 3 EDM
Jeff Skinner (10) ASST: Elias Lindholm (4)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
PPG - Jordan Eberle (11) ASST: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (17), Sam Gagner (8)
5 - 4 EDM
penalty summary
1st Period
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins  Hooking against  Eric Staal
2nd Period
Jay Harrison  Roughing against  Jesse Joensuu
Jesse Joensuu  Roughing against  Jay Harrison
3rd Period
Nathan Gerbe  Tripping against  Andrew Ference
Riley Nash  Boarding (maj) against  Corey Potter
Riley Nash  Game misconduct
OT Period
Justin Faulk  Boarding against  Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
goalie stats
Cam Ward
SA: 29TOI: 61:48
Saves: 24EV: 20 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .828SH: 0 - 0
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
SA: 28TOI: 61:48
Saves: 24EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .857SH: 1 - 2