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Oilers 6, Hurricanes 1

The Canes go 0-2 so far on their six game road trip.

NHL: DEC 06 Hurricanes at Oilers
EDMONTON, AB - DECEMBER 6: Edmonton Oilers Defenceman Mattias Ekholm (14) scores a goal on Carolina Hurricanes Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov (52) in the first period of the Edmonton Oilers game versus the Carolina Hurricanes on December 6, 2023 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB.
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The Carolina Hurricanes could not find their “A” game in Edmonton as they fell 6-1 to the Oilers on Wednesday night.

Just 28 seconds into the game they fell behind 1-0 when Jaccob Slavin whiffed on the puck behind the net. Warren Foegele did not whiff and found Ryan McLeod all alone in front of the net who scored easily on Pyotr Kochetkov.

Thirteen seconds later the Oilers scored again to make it 2-0 and the Canes had to be deflated less than a minute into the game.

At about the five minute mark, Zach Hyman would score the first of his three goals for the night to make it 3-0 and Brind’Amour pulled out Kochetkov and put in Antti Raanta, who allowed three goals himself.

It was a forgettable performance by Carolina and the national crew on TNT enjoyed making fun of the team during intermissions, but who can blame them?

Jordan Staal scored the lone goal for the Hurricanes in the third on a pass from Slavin, but it was much too little too late.

There is no rest for the weary as the Hurricanes take on the Flames Thursday night.

Game Notes:

  • The Canes outshot the Oilers 39-34 for the game. They bested the home team with 16 shots to 11 shots in the opening period but were losing 4-0 on the scoreboard.
  • Slavin had the most shots (6) and most hits, (4).

Event Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/ES020391.HTM

Game Summary - https://www.nhl.com/scores/htmlreports/20232024/GS020391.HTM

Interviews - https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/0q3yurq017ijthdct9wx1/h?rlkey=iyzkbwblbikxnvxcc49krv2qe&dl=0