RALEIGH, N.C. - Elias Lindholm scored the go-ahead goal midway through the second period, Cam Ward made 30 saves and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 on Wednesday night.
Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner also scored for Carolina. Andrej Nestrasil, who had a goal and an assist, scored an empty-netter with 51 seconds left as Justin Faulk picked up his second assist of the night.
Benoit Pouliot scored for the Oilers, the 100th goal of his career, and Anders Nelson stopped 23 shots.
Carolina improved to 2-2-4 in its last eight by winning for the second time in three games. Ward upped his record to 7-6-3.
Edmonton forward Nail Yakupov, who got his 100th career point in the first period, left with an injury ? apparently to his lower body ? during the second and did not return.