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.