Carolina Hurricanes: Takeaways from Huge Win in Edmonton

EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 10: Players of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates after winning the game against the Edmonton Oilers on December 10, 2019, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 10: Players of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates after winning the game against the Edmonton Oilers on December 10, 2019, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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EDMONTON, AB – DECEMBER 10: Players of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates after winning the game against the Edmonton Oilers on December 10, 2019, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
EDMONTON, AB – DECEMBER 10: Players of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates after winning the game against the Edmonton Oilers on December 10, 2019, at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images) /

The Carolina Hurricanes kicked off their 5-game road trip with a massive 6-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers.

Last night’s matchup was a roller coaster, to say the least. The Carolina Hurricanes took an early 3-goal lead in the first period, then allowed the Edmonton Oilers to battle back to tie the game with three unanswered goals of their own.

The Carolina Hurricanes then scored another three unanswered goals in return to pull ahead 6-3, and eventually won the game by that margin.

Aside from the first half of the third period, the Carolina Hurricanes never looked like they were going to lose last night. From the commanding lead gained over the course of the first period, to the second half of the third period in which Jordan Martinook kicked off another trio of goals, the Carolina Hurricanes managed to hit most of our keys to the game mentioned before yesterday’s tilt.

The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t really stay out of the box last night, but that ended up surprisingly not being a huge influence on the game. They did manage to get a decent amount of high-quality shots on net, though, and the Canes more than managed to keep up with Edmonton’s elite offensive talent.