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RALEIGH Joel Eriksson Ek Jersey , N.C. (AP) 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.Draisaitl had a goal and three assists and the Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 7-3 on Tuesday night.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. ”The scoring began early in a wild Authentic Marcus Johansson Jersey , five-goal first period, including a few unusual tallies.McGinn opened the scoring with a no-look, through-the-legs backhand pass that was accidentally pushed in by Auvitu.Caggiula tied it 23 seconds after McGinn scored, and Benning gave the Oilers the lead with an extraordinary goal two minutes later. After his initial shot went off Darling’s leg pad and up onto the glass behind the net, Benning waited for the puck to come down, swung his stick like a baseball bat, and hit the puck off Darling’s back and into the net.”I just kind of tried to wait until the puck came down so I didn’t get high sticking and then just tried to throw it at him,” Benning said. ”It’s just kind of reactionary.”Strome finished the burst with another atypical goal. Darling stopped Strome’s stuff attempt, but the puck wiggled free, and defenseman Justin Faulk pushed it into his own net.Aho kept the Hurricanes within one with a power-play goal late in the first, but the Oilers scored three times again in the second period to turn it into a rout.Just 1:32 into the period Michael Hutchinson Jersey Womens , Faulk inexplicably backhanded a no-look pass from the corner to the front of his own net. Draisatl took the free puck and sent a pass to Aberg, who buried it along the inside post for his first goal as an Oilier since being acquired at the trade deadline.”We weren’t playing good from the start right through the end,” Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal said. ”It wasn’t a good effort from anybody.”Auvitu got in on the scoring midway through the second when he finished a 3-on-2 rush with a wrist shot past Darling’s glove, and Draisatl joined the party with a one-timer from the right faceoff circle, his 23rd this season. Puljujarvi provided the finishing touch when he gathered his own rebound and pushed a backhander through Darling’s legs.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.NOTESDraisaitl surpassed 200 career points. … Aberg also had two assists for his first career three-point game. .Aho and Teravainen extended their point streaks to six games. … Oilers F Connor McDavid played in his 200th NHL game. … Hurricanes D Noah Hanifin missed his second straight game with a concussion. … Oilers D Andrej Sekera and F Zack Kassian both missed the game with undisclosed injuries.UP NEXTOilers: At the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.Hurricanes: Host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.— ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Sharks coach Peter DeBoer never doubted going back to Martin Jones in net, even after he allowed three goals on seven shots before getting pulled in the first period of San Jose’s previous game.Jones has always bounced back quickly and he did it again Tuesday night as the Sharks continued their December roll.Logan Couture scored twice and Jones made 26 saves for his first shutout this season and the 20th of his career in San Jose’s 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild.“I knew after the Chicago game, I wanted to come right back with him,” DeBoer said. “In my time with him, he’s always responded after a game like that with a big game http://www.officialdevils.com/authentic-adidas-miles-wood-jersey , every time. I was confident we were going to get that type of game out of him tonight.”Joe Pavelski added his 21st goal for San Jose, which has won five straight games and seven of eight. Sharks rookie Lukas Radil had an empty-net goal and one assist.“Everyone has tough games,” Couture said of Jones. “That was a tough one for him, but we have all the confidence in the world in him that he was going to rebound, and he played very well tonight.”Devan Dubnyk stopped 21 shots for Minnesota, which has lost seven of 10.“Overall, we had our chances tonight,” Wild forward Jason Zucker said. “It’s not like we didn’t get to the net. It’s not like we didn’t have our chances. We had chances, we just didn’t bear down and bury them.”A lethargic start for both teams turned in San Jose’s favor in the second period as Couture and Pavelski scored 29 seconds apart.Radil sent a no-look pass from behind the Wild cage out front to Couture, who was crashing the net and buried a one-timer. Tomas Hertl sprung Pavelski on a breakaway for the second goal.Pavelski has eight goals in the past 11 games. Hertl had two assists and has multiple points in four of the last five games.As the Sharks took control in the second, Minnesota went without a shot for 12 minutes as the Wild’s struggles continued. Minnesota was shut out for the second time in six games.“Even we get chances and they look like wide-open chances Nico Hischier Jersey , and then you’d turn around to the other coaches and say, ‘Did that not go in? How did that not go in?'” Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. “That seems to be something that’s happening on a regular basis.”Couture added his second goal and fifth in six games just 51 seconds into the third.“I thought from a team standpoint, it was probably one of our most solid games from start to finish; the way we defended, the way we kind of shut down the rush was solid tonight,” Jones said.NOTES: Minnesota captain Mikko Koivu returned after missing four games with a lower-body injury. Zucker was back in the lineup after missing a game with an illness. … The Wild were without D Matt Dumba, who sustained an upper-body injury in the previous game against Calgary. Dumba leads NHL defensemen with 12 goals this season. Nate Prosser took Dumba’s spot in the lineup. Prosser had been scratched the previous eight games and was playing just his third game of the season. … San Jose forward Timo Meier fought Minnesota D Greg Pateryn in the second period. It was Meier’s first career fight in 147 games. … The Sharks are 14-1-2 when leading after two periods. … The Wild have killed off all 13 of their penalties over the past seven games. They entered second in the NHL with an 85.6 percent rate on their penalty kill.UP NEXTSharks: Return home to face Winnipeg on Thursday.Wild: Play at Pittsburgh on Thursday.
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