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Oilers regroup to down Hurricanes in OT
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Eberle's power play goal 1:48 into overtime saved two points for the Edmonton Oilers, lifting them to a 5-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Oilers coughed up a 4-1 lead over a period and a half, with Jeff Skinner's goal late in the third tying it for Carolina.
But Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was sent off 19 seconds into overtime, penalized for boarding after hitting Ryan Nugent-Hopkins from behind in the corner to give the Oilers a 4-on-3.
Eberle scored on a second-chance shot through the legs of Carolina defenseman Andrej Sekera, who was covering the net on the left side for Cam Ward.
Taylor Hall, Nail Yakupov, Jesse Joensuu and Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who moved to 2-1-1 on a five-game homestand. Devan Dubnyk made 24 saves for the win.
Tuomo Ruutu, Jordan Staal and Eric Staal also scored for the Hurricanes, who lost their second straight to start a four-game road trip but at least came away with a point after giving up four goals in the first 21:40 of the game.
Ward gave up five goals on 29 shots and Carolina fell to 2-10-2 when trailing after two periods.
12/11 00:37:15 ET