Edmonton Oilers

Game Report: Oilers vs Canes (March 20)

The CNNC sports correspondent sent lots of images of the Canes’ game against the Edmonton Oilers. Pics and summary of this game below.


The scoring began early in a wild, five-goal first period, including a few unusual tallies. Leon Draisaitl and the Edmonton Oilers just kept throwing the puck on net over and over. It was a sound strategy, considering just about every shot they took seemed to be going in.  The Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 on Tuesday night. Draisaitl had a goal and three assists.

Drake Caggiula, Matt Benning and Ryan Strome scored in a span of 4:24 in the first period after Carolina jumped to a 1-0 lead, and Edmonton led the rest of the way. Pontus Aberg, Yohann Auvitu and Jesse Puljujarvi also scored as the Oilers got six goals on their first 22 shots. Cam Talbot made 30 saves for Edmonton.

”We started well and that gave us confidence,” Draisaitl said. ”We kept going after them. Kept shooting the puck, kept getting the puck back. That was our game plan.”

Brock McGinn, Sebastian Aho and Teuvo Teravainen scored for the Hurricanes, who have lost six of eight. Scott Darling allowed three goals on his first nine shots and six on 22 but was left in the game. He finished with 23 saves.

As the final buzzer sounded, the Hurricanes were booed off the ice by the sparse group of fans still in the stands.

 ”We have to come to work,” Carolina forward Jordan Staal said. ”We play in the NHL. We have this privilege to be here. We can’t lay eggs like that. We can’t just not work. It looks like that when we don’t and it’s no fun to play. It’s no fun to let each other down like that.”
 Carolina is still technically alive in the Eastern Conference playoff race, but its hopes are dwindling. The Hurricanes are nine points back with nine games to play.

Oilers in town on March 20

There are only two Canadians teams remaining on Hurricanes’ schedule this season. On Tuesday, March 20, the Edmonton Oilers will be at PNC playing the Canes at 7pm.  CNNC discounted tickets are available for this game.  You can purchase tickets by using Google Chrome and visiting: http://www.hurricanes.com/cnnc.

Promo code: CNNC

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