The Hurricanes scored four goals within a span of 5 minutes and 31 seconds in the first period, ultimately defeating the Oilers 6-3 on

The Hurricanes scored four goals within a span of 5 minutes and 31 seconds in the first period, ultimately defeating the Oilers 6-3 on

According to a report by BOB SUTTON of the Associated Press, please return all of your notifications and comments in English.

In Wednesday night’s game, the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers 6-3 with Teuvo Teravainen and Seth Jarvis each contributing a goal and an assist. The Hurricanes had a dominant first period, scoring four goals in just 5 minutes and 31 seconds.

The Oilers were unable to bounce back after the initial period’s dominant performance, setting the tone for the rest of the game.

“The game was a rarity for us in terms of converting on all our opportunities,” stated Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour. “It was satisfying to see those shots go in and force the other team to play catch-up. That’s definitely the ideal approach.”

Carolina’s goals were scored by Jesper Fast, Jack Drury, Martin Necas, and Brent Burns. Jalen Chatfield provided two assists.

Zach Hyman netted two goals and Mattias Ekholm also scored for the Oilers, whose record on the road is now 2-8. They have suffered three consecutive losses after a stretch of three consecutive wins.

“We did not help ourselves,” stated Oilers coach Kris Knoblauch. “We made it difficult.”

Each team utilized two goalies, but for varying purposes.

Antti Raanta, the starting goalie for Carolina, exited the game in the first period due to an unspecified injury. Pyotr Kochetkov took over and made 13 saves on 15 shots in the remaining two periods.

Brind’Amour explained that Raanta had experienced a minor issue and they didn’t want to take any risks, so they decided to err on the side of caution.

In the first period, Oilers goalie Stuart Skinner was substituted out at the 5:12 mark after allowing the fourth goal from Carolina. This marks the first mid-game goalie change for Edmonton since the start of the season.

Connor McDavid set up Hyman’s second goal for his 10th tally of the season just 3:45 into the third, cutting the deficit to 5-3. The Hurricanes were scrambling for much of the final period until Burns’ empty-net tally.

Jarvis expressed that the third period was not ideal, but they were able to successfully complete the task.

The Oilers are looking to capitalize on their performance in the third period, during which they took 11 shots on goal and controlled the tempo of the game.

Knoblauch stated that the team played with speed and intensity, resulting in many successful plays. He emphasized the importance of continuing to play in this manner.

In 1997, when the franchise moved from Hartford, Carolina had a total of 15 players who either scored a goal or assisted in scoring, making it the highest number recorded on the scoresheet for the team.

Fast scored his first goal in 13 games at the 9:17 mark of the game. Only 35 seconds later, Drury got his first goal of the season with a second attempt from close to the net.

During the first period, the Oilers were able to capitalize on a power play opportunity, with Hyman scoring his first goal of the night just five seconds into the advantage. This ended their previous 0-for-11 streak on power plays, which had spanned over the course of three games. In the second period, Ekholm also scored a short-handed goal.

Chatfield made significant contributions despite being benched for the last three games due to his good health.

“We needed to get him back in the game,” stated Brind’Amour. “It’s hard to stay on the sidelines for too long. He seemed to pick up right where he left off.”


The Oilers will be playing against Washington on Friday.

The Tampa Bay team will be hosting the Hurricanes on Friday night.