EDMONTON Timothy Liljegren Jersey Womens , Alberta (AP) — It didn’t take long for Nino Niederreiter to fit in with the Carolina Hurricanes.Niederreiter and Lucas Wallmark each scored twice to lead the Hurricanes to a 7-4 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.Acquired from Minnesota on Friday, Niederreiter got his first goals with Carolina.“It’s always nice if you get a chance to score a goal, but more importantly we got the win we needed,” he said. “The last home game, we definitely didn’t play the way we wanted, so it’s a big win for us tonight.”Andrei Svechnikov had a goal and two assists, and Brock McGinn and Jordan Martinook also scored as the Hurricanes snapped a two-game skid. Sebastian Aho and Jaccob Slavin each had three assists, and Petr Mrazek stopped 17 shots.Carolina led 3-0 in the first period, and pushed the lead to 6-1 in the second.“The start was obviously what we talked about doing and it couldn’t have went really any better,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said. “You have to give the guys credit, it was a 60-minute effort for the most part. The effort level was high and we deserved that game.”Leon Draisaitl had two goals, and Brandon Manning and Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers, who have lost two straight. Cam Talbot gave up three goals on 15 shots over the first 11:02 before he was replaced by Mikko Koskinen Antoine Roussel Jersey Womens , who had 15 saves.“We have to get through this, we have no choice,” Draisaitl said. “It is frustrating. We take two steps ahead and then we take two back. One ahead, and then one back. We go up and then we go down. We have to figure it out.”Carolina wasted no time getting on the board, scoring on the first shot of the game just 28 seconds in when Niederreiter beat Talbot with a quick wrist shot for his 10th.The Hurricanes doubled the lead 6 1/2 minutes into the first with the Oilers scrambling in their own zone on a point shot by Slavin that was tipped in by Svechnikov. Carolina was outshooting Edmonton 8-0 at the time.Carolina kept it coming with another goal 11 minutes into the opening period as Niederreiter muscled his way out from behind the goal line and beat Talbot for his second of the game on his team’s 15th shot. Koskinen then replaced Talbot.The Oilers finally showed some signs of life with 51 seconds left in the first when Connor McDavid passed in front for Manning, who beat Mrazek.Carolina made it 4-1 on McGinn’s shot two minutes into the second and then made pushed the lead to four a couple of minutes later on the power play on a breakaway goal by Wallmark.The Hurricanes made it 6-1 late in the second on a perfect feed from Warren Foegele to Martinook for his 10th.The Oilers pulled within four with 19 seconds left in the period on Draisaitl’s 25th of the season and 100th in his career.Kassian’s tip to start the third made it 6-3 and Edmonton pulled within two seven minutes into the final frame on the power play on Draisaitl’s second of the game.Wallmark scored again into an empty net to seal the win.NOTES: Carolina improved to 17-4-2 when scoring first and 18-1-2 when leading after two periods. … Niederreiter played in his 500th regular season game. Hurricanes F Greg McKegg played in his 100th. …The teams concluded their two-game season series Feb. 15 at Carolina. … Edmonton is 3-18-1 when trailing after two periods. … Draisaitl leads the Oilers with eight power-play goals.UP NEXTHurricanes: At Calgary on Tuesday night.Oilers: Host Detroit on Tuesday night. DENVER (AP) — Josh Anderson kept his toe on the blue line and then his fingers crossed.The goal he scored, ruled good on the ice, was upheld after a replay review for offside. Just the sort of break Columbus needed.Anderson broke a tie with 9:31 remaining, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 27 shots and the Blue Jackets snapped a five-game skid by beating the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 on Tuesday night.“I don’t know if it was offside or not,” Anderson said. “I guess we got lucky there at the end.”Anderson batted in a loose puck under the pads of Philipp Grubauer for the winner, only to have the Avalanche challenge for offside. As he watched the replay on the big screen, Anderson knew it was going to be close. He also knew he hesitated before entering the zone and dragged his toe. He felt that might be the difference.Officials confirmed Anderson tagged up before teammate Nick Foligno entered the offensive zone.A good goal — and costly for Colorado, which was assessed a delay-of-game penalty. That led to a clinching power-play goal from Alexander Wennberg.“It’s a tough one to overturn Tim Schaller Jersey Womens ,” Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said. “But for us to make it work our way, for us to get a break our way, it’s a really good sign.”The challenge was worth a chance, Avalanche coach Jared Bednar reasoned.“We’re taking what I consider a 60-40, 70-30 (percent) shot at offside and if we don’t get it we have to kill a penalty,” Bednar explained. “We didn’t do either.”Pierre-Luc Dubois scored twice for Columbus, including an empty-netter. Oliver Bjorkstrand and Cam Atkinson also had goals.The Blue Jackets arrived in town early to acclimate to the altitude. The strategy worked, as they looked just as fresh in the third period as they did in the first.“This one was real big for us,” Wennberg said. “I don’t know if it’s a must-win, but you had to find a way to get off this losing streak. It was important.”A trio of defensemen, Nikita Zadorov, Samuel Girard and Erik Johnson, scored for Colorado Jay Beagle Jersey Womens , which dropped its fourth straight and fell to 3-12-2 since Dec. 21.“As a group we still made some bonehead mistakes that are just uncalled for, the forwards and the defensemen,” captain Gabriel Landeskog said. “We’re all under the same microscope there.”Grubauer made 31 saves in a start over Semyon Varlamov as the Avalanche search for consistency in net.Girard scored his first goal since Nov. 28 at 14:06 of the second period, and moments later it appeared Tyson Barrie just might increase the lead. But Bobrovsky made a save, with the deflection winding up on the stick of Artemi Panarin, who quickly launched it up the ice to a wide-open Atkinson. The Blue Jackets forward faked out Grubauer to tie it at 3 with 18.9 seconds left in the second.That’s the way things went early — one counter after another.Columbus scored 53 seconds into the game on a wraparound goal from Bjorkstrand. Johnson answered with a shot from the blue line before the Blue Jackets answered right back courtesy of Dubois’ 20th goal of the season.With 1:23 remaining in the first, Zadorov knotted it again with a shot from the blue line.Before the game, Colorado general manager Joe Sakic said he hasn’t lost any confidence in his squad despite the recent slide.“We believe in this group,” Sakic said. “I know the group believes in themselves.”NOTES: Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky and D Ryan Murray were out with lower-body injuries. Columbus D Dean Kukan and forward Boone Jenner each had two assists. … Sakic adamantly maintained he won’t part with either of his two first-round draft picks in any sort of trade-deadline deal. “If there’s a player that can help us, that isn’t going to include one of those (picks) or our top prospects, then we’ll look at that,” Sakic said. … Sakic will address a potential long-term deal with forward Mikko Rantanen over the summer. … Colorado went 1-4 on the homestand.UP NEXTBlue Jackets: At the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday.Avalanche: Start a three-game trip Thursday in Washington.
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