AAA  Oct. 25, 2014 12:36 AM ET
Eberle powers Oilers past Hurricanes 6-3
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Edmonton Oilers' Jordan Eberle (14) scores on Carolina Hurricanes' Anton Khudobin (31) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Edmonton, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson)
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(AP) — Jordan Eberle had two goals and an assist, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-3 on Friday night for their third consecutive victory.

Jesse Joensuu, Leon Draisaitl, Matt Hendricks and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers, who have rebounded from a difficult start to the season. Ben Scrivens finished with 30 saves.

Riley Nash, Jeff Skinner and Jay Harrison had Carolina's goals. The Hurricanes are the only winless team in the NHL, off to a franchise-worst 0-5-2 start.

Edmonton grabbed control with four goals in the third.

Eberle gave the Oilers a 3-2 lead at 4:26 when he used Taylor Hall as a screen to beat Anton Khudobin with a glove-slide slap shot on a power play. Carolina complained that there should have been a penalty on the play for Edmonton's Benoit Pouliot for breaking his stick on a slash of Hurricanes defender Brett Bellemore, who then turned the puck over to Eberle.

The Hurricanes then tied it again 7:50 into the period. Scrivens got caught out of position after trying to play the puck behind the net, allowing Harrison to score on a wrist shot through traffic.

But Edmonton grabbed the lead for good on Draisaitl's first NHL goal with 7:05 remaining. Draisaitl picked up his own rebound and sent a backhand into the net.

Draisaitl, the third-overall pick in the 2014 draft, was playing his eighth game with one more to go before the Oilers need to decide whether to keep him for the entire season or send him down to Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League.

Associated Press
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