Hurricanes return home to face struggling Oilers

Edmonton (4-4-1) at Carolina (5-2-2), 3:00 p.m. EDT

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) — The Carolina Hurricanes
return home from a six-game road trip to take on the slumping
Edmonton Oilers on Saturday afternoon.

Carolina went 3-1-2 on its two-week trip, which ended with a 1-0
victory at St. Louis on Thursday.

Tuomu Ruutu scored the lone goal in the third period and Cam
Ward stopped 19 shots for his seventh career shutout in the win.

Edmonton comes in on a five-game losing streak after opening the
season with four straight victories. One more loss would match
the team’s longest slide of last season.

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The Oilers have struggled offensively to say the least, scoring
five goals during their skid.

Defenseman Sheldon Souray scored the lone goal on Thursday as
Edmonton dropped the first game of a seven-game road trip, 3-1,
at Nashville.

It will be Carolina’s first home game since a 3-1 loss to
Detroit on October 13.