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The Hurricanes began their road trip with a 3-1 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday, falling to 2-8-3 on the road this season.
Following Saturday's defeat, Carolina held a players-only meeting.
"We needed to talk about things that we had to talk about as a team," Hurricanes defenseman Bret Hedican said. "It's got nothing to do with anybody else but the 22 guys in this dressing room."
The Hurricanes lost in Edmonton last season, but are 4-2-2 there since the 1993-94 season. Prior to that, Carolina was 2-17-3 all-time in Edmonton.
The Oilers got back on the winning track in their last contest, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Saturday to snap a four-game losing streak and six-game winless skid.
"It's a big relief," Oilers forward Ryan Smyth said. "When you're struggling, it's frustrating. You're squeezing your stick, losing a bit of confidence. But tonight we decided the game was in our hands."
Salo is 4-7-2 with a 2.52 goals-against average in his career against the Hurricanes, who continue their trip at Calgary on Thursday before ending it Sunday in Vancouver.