Car 0 2 1 3
Edm 0 2 4 6
Date of game: 10/24/2014

Recap: Edmonton vs. Carolina

Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Leon Draisaitl notched his first career goal and the Edmonton Oilers scored three unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the winless Carolina Hurricanes, 6-3, on Friday.

Jordan Eberle finished with two goals and an assist while Jesse Joensuu, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins all lit the lamp for Edmonton, which has won its three last games after an 0-4-1 start to the season.

Ben Scrivens made 27 saves in the win.

Jeff Skinner and Riley Nash both scored, Jay Harrison supplied a goal and an assist and Anton Khudobin turned aside 23-of-28 shots for the Hurricanes, who are still in search of their first win of the season after seven games.

"The effort was fine. I thought we competed and did good things," Carolina head coach Bill Peters said. "We need a win here sooner rather than later."

Draisaitl, the third overall pick in June's draft, one-timed David Perron's cross-ice feed from past Khudobin to give the Oilers a 4-3 edge with 7:05 remaining.

"It was really exciting. It's something that every hockey player dreams of as a kid," said Draisaitl.

Khudobin came out of his crease to stop Justin Schultz's slap shot from the point, but Nugent-Hopkins was there to knock in the rebound for a 5-3 game with 4:10 to play.

Hendricks' empty-net tally with 1:27 remaining accounted for the final score.

After a scoreless first period, Eberle found twine with a wrister to finish off a 2-on-1 with Taylor Hall and open the scoring 9:44 into the second.

Justin Faulk's shot from the point deflected off Nash and past Scrivens for a tie game with 4:52 to play in the middle frame.

The Oilers reclaimed the lead just under two minutes later. Nikita Nikitin fired a shot from the top of the right circle and Joensuu was present in front to wrist the rebound past Khudobin for a 2-1 lead.

Skinner skated into the Edmonton zone and beat Scrivens with a wrister from the slot to tie the game with 2:02 left in the second.

Eberle scored his second of the night on the power play 4:26 into the final frame for a 3-2 lead.

Jay McClement battled for the puck behind the net and sent a pass to Harrison, who raced into the zone and slapped a shot from the left circle for a 3-3 score at the 7:50 mark of the third.

Game Notes

Carolina is currently in the midst of its longest winless streak to open a season. The team's previous record was five games, which occurred in both the 1987-88 and 2003-04 seasons ... Oilers defenseman Mark Fayne played in his 250th career game ... Edmonton won three straight games for the first time since Jan. 26-29 of last season ... Nugent-Hopkins has scored in each of his last three games.

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