Bad Third Period Leads to Carolina Hurricanes Blow Out Loss to Jordan Eberle and the Edmonton Oilers


The winless Carolina Hurricanes went into Edmonton looking for their first win of the season on Friday night. Instead, the Edmonton Oilers, lead by a big third period, beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3.

Scoring Summary

Edmonton Goal: 9:44 of 2nd period – Jordan Eberle (1), assisted by Taylor Hall (3)

Following a turnover from Jay Harrison, Eberle and Hall entered the Hurricanes zone on a 2-on-1. Hall dished a beautiful saucer pass to Eberle, and he sniped it past Anton Khudobin.

Carolina Goal: 15:08 of 2nd period – Riley Nash (2), assisted by Justin Faulk (2), Jiri Tlusty (2)

The Carolina Hurricanes had good opportunities on the rush, and Faulk’s shot from the point was deflected by Nash out front, ans it founds its way past Scrivens.

Edmonton Goal: 16:46 of 2nd period – Jesse Joensuu (2), assisted by Nikita Nikitin (2), Boyd Gordon (2)

The Edmonton Oilers bounced right back after the Carolina goal, and Joensuu scored on a weak rebound given up by Khudobin off a shot from Nikitin.

Carolina Goal: 17:58 of 2nd period – Jeff Skinner (1), assisted by Jay Harrison (2), Andrej Sekera (3)

Jeff Skinner struck for his first goal of the season with a perfectly placed wrist shot that beat Scrivens on his blocker side. He sniped it beautifully while off balance from the top of the slot.

Edmonton PP Goal: 4:26 of 3rd period – Jordan Eberle (2), unassisted

After what should’ve been a slashing penalty on David Perron, Brett Bellemore failed to clear the puck out of the Hurricanes zone on the penalty kill. Eberle got the puck from Bellemore and scored on Khudobin.

Carolina Goal: 7:50 of 3rd period – Jay Harrison (1), assisted by Jay McClement (2)

McClement went for a wrap around goal on Scrivens, but instead he threw it back to the point, where Jay Harrison was ready to snipe it home from the top of the circle.

Edmonton Goal: 12:55 of 3rd period – Leon Draisaitl (1) assisted by David Perron (5)

Leon Draisaitl (3rd overall pick in 2014 NHL Draft) scored his first NHL goal to make it 4-3 in favor of the Oilers. Draisaitl pounced on his own rebound and put it past Khudobin.

Edmonton Goal: 15:50 of 3rd period – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (3), assisted by Justin Schultz (2), Jordan Eberle (4)

After a tough, hard working shift by the Hall, Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle line for the Oilers, Nugent-Hopkins scored on a rebound from Schultz’s shot from the point. Hall and Nugent-Hopkins provided terrific a great net-front presence on the goal. The goal made it 5-3 Oilers.

Edmonton EN Goal: 18:33 of 3rd period – Matt Hendricks (2), unassisted

The Edmonton Oilers finished off the Carolina Hurricanes with an empty net goal late in period three by Matt Hendricks.


The Carolina Hurricanes stayed in the game against the Edmonton Oilers for over 50 minutes, but 3 goals from the Oilers in the final 7:05 lead them to a 6-3 win over the struggling Carolina Hurricanes.

The start in Edmonton was much better than the start in Calgary for the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes came out fast and put 15 shots on Ben Scrivens. The Carolina Hurricanes had 16 shots total on Thursday against the Calgary Flames.

The quality of play quickly decreased for the Carolina Hurricanes. The Hurricanes were tied at 2 with the Oilers after two periods, but Edmonton ran away with it in period three with 4 goals. The Canes scored just 1 goal in the third period.

The Carolina Hurricanes have been a top-10 team on the powerplay this year, but the Hurricanes only got one opportunity on the man advantage. The Carolina Hurricanes went 0/1 on the powerplay.

Anton Khudobin played his worst game of the season for the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. He allowed 5 goals on 28 shots against Edmonton. He gave up way too many rebounds against the Oilers, which lead to several Edmonton goals on Friday.

Andrej Sekera played one of his best games of the year against the Oilers, and the same goes for Alexander Semin. Sekera had an assist and was a +2 player against Oilers. Semin worked very hard against the Oilers and was an impact player on offense, even though he did not tally any points.

Jeff Skinner scored his first goal of the season on Friday in Edmonton. The Carolina Hurricanes need him to be a force all year, especially with Eric Staal and Jordan Staal both currently injured.

Jordan Eberle was a force for the Edmonton Oilers. He tallied 3 points against the Carolina Hurricanes and seemed to find all the weak spots in the Canes defense.

The Carolina Hurricanes played pretty well for the first 52 minutes against the Edmonton Oilers, but the Oilers ran away with it in the final 8 minutes and made things bad for the Canes.

It’s a 60 minute game, and the Edmonton Oilers played better than the Carolina Hurricanes over three periods.

The Carolina Hurricanes did not play an awful game in Edmonton, but some bad bounces, blown calls, and issues in net from Anton Khudobin made things get a bit out of hand on Friday.

The Edmonton Oilers improved to 3-4-1 with the win on Friday. They continue their home stand with a game at Rexall Place on Monday against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Carolina Hurricanes fell to 0-5-2 with the loss on Friday and remain winless on the 2014-2015 season. The Hurricanes get a lot of time off between now and their next game on Tuesday in British Columbia when they take on the Vancouver Canucks.