Svechnikov hat trick not enough as miscues sink Hurricanes in Edmonton

The Oilers converted their opportunities in a 6-4 win

Hurricanes goalie Frederik Andersen is scored against by the Oilers' Ryan McLeod in Edmonton's 6-4 win Thursday. (Jason Franson / The Canadian Press via AP)

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Connor McDavid each had a goal and three assists and the Edmonton Oilers overcame a hat trick by Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov to snap a two-game skid with a 6-4 win Thursday night.

Zach Hyman, Ryan McLeod, Evander Kane and Leon Draisaitl also scored for the Oilers (2-2-0). Jack Campbell made 36 saves.

Martin Necas added another goal for the Hurricanes (3-1-0) in their first loss of the season. Sebastian Aho added three assists, and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots.

Edmonton scored the game’s first goal for the first time this season 8:22 into the opening period. On the power play, Tyson Barrie intercepted a clearing attempt and floated a puck on net for Hyman to tip past Andersen.

Carolina pulled even 1:38 into the second period when Svechnikov beat Campbell glove-side to extend his points streak to four games.

Just over eight minutes into second, the Oilers regained the lead with their second shorthanded goal of the season. Nugent-Hopkins sent the puck across to McLeod on a two-on-one, and he beat Andersen through the legs.

Edmonton made it 3-1 a couple of minutes later as McDavid sent a long pass to spring Kane and he scored his first of the season on the backhand.

The Hurricanes cut into the deficit 12:35 into the second as a Svechnikov shot ticked off a defender’s stick and past Campbell.

A little over a minute into the third period, the Oilers restored their two-goal lead. Andersen coughed up the puck behind his net and Hyman was able to kick it out to Nugent-Hopkins who scored into a wide-open net.

However, just a couple of minutes later, Carolina struck again on the power play as the puck deflected off a skate from the faceoff circle to Svechnikov, who scored his third goal of the game and sixth of the young season.

The Oilers struck on a power play of their own 5:16 into the third as McDavid sent it across to Draisaitl for a one-timer into the net.

Carolina once again punched back with a power-play goal on a tic-tack-toe passing play converted by Necas 8:55 into the third period.

The Hurricanes had a great chance to tie it up with a minute left as Aho had a chance alone in front, but Campbell came up with the save.

McDavid scored an empty-netter to put the game away with 10 seconds remaining.

The Hurricanes play next in Calgary on Saturday night.