Oilers slip past Hurricanes for 2-1 victory
- Associated Press
- March 16, 2014 - 5:05 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — Justin Schultz scored a power-play goal at 9:01 of the third period and the Edmonton Oilers earned a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
David Perron and Taylor Hall had the assists for Schultz's ninth goal of the season.
Matt Hendricks opened the scoring at 6:43 of the first to give the Oilers a 1-0 lead. Boyd Gordon and Schultz had the assists on Hendricks' fifth goal of the season.
The Oilers dominated play throughout the early part of the first period testing Carolina goaltender Anton Khudobin.
Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens made 29 saves for the win.
Khudobin made 31 saves for the Hurricanes.
Carolina's Jordan Staal tied it at 1-1 with 17.2 seconds remaining in the opening period as his brother Eric Staal and defenseman Justin Faulk helped set up the play. It was Jordan Staal's 14th goal of the season.
Edmonton finished 1 for 4 on the power play and Carolina was 0 for 3.
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