Oilers get back-to-back wins for first time since 2011

Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan’s team has won five of its last six games after defeating the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime to win the second game of a back-and-forth series. 

The Oilers (10-4-3) opened the third period on a 4-0 run to open the scoring in the second period. 

“The guys responded.

It was a lot of fun,” McLellon said.

“They did a great job of moving the puck around.

They got a couple of chances.

I thought we did a good job of keeping them in it.”

The Hurricanes (8-7-3), meanwhile, lost for the fifth time in their last seven games.

They have lost eight straight overall. 

It’s not easy to win games when you are down 3-0.

The Oilers, who have lost nine of their last 10 and nine of 12, were leading 1-0 with just over two minutes left.

But Carolina tied the game on a power-play goal with 2:46 left and scored again three minutes later.

The Hurricanes, meanwhile, got a 3-2 lead when Connor McDavid hit the post with 4:07 remaining.

“We’ve been on the wrong end of a lot this year,” Hurricanes captain and captain Erik Karlsson said. 

McDavid scored the first two goals in the third and added a goal in the fourth to give the Oilers a 4:18 lead. 

They got a goal back from Zach Bogosian in the first period to tie the game at 3-3.

McDavid got the Hurricanes on the board with his second of the game.

Cam Fowler, the team’s leading scorer with 22 points, scored his first of the season with 2 1/2 minutes left in the period.

After a power play, Cam Fowler scored his second goal of the year.

A goal by Cam Fowler in the 3rd period gives the Oilers their third lead of the night.

An empty net goal by Carolina made it 3-1.

Carolina scored on an empty-net goal by James Neal with 2 minutes left for the second power play goal of McDavid’s career.

Tyler Pitlick scored his fourth of the evening and made it 4-1 with 1:38 remaining. 

Pitlick was credited with the save on Cam Fowler’s goal.

Pitkic got a breakaway on the power play and beat a diving Frederik Andersen to the net.

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Tyler Pitkick hits the puck over Frederik Anderson for the 1-on-1 goal.