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by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers

“Well [it was] a tight game…there wasn’t a lot of chances either way,” said Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach Bill Peters.

A scoreless game that saw both the Oilers and Hurricanes battling to get on the scoreboard, Edmonton became the eventual victor, coming away with a 1-0 overtime win over the Hurricanes.

“[Edmonton] got some chances in transition when we turned it over. I thought we had a hard time making plays as the game went along. I thought we started on time but from that point on I thought we struggled with execution,” said Peters.

Cam Talbot stopped 29 shots, four of which came from Hurricanes rookie Noah Hanifin, who fired two shots on net during regulation and two more in the overtime period.

“He’s got a chance to be a star — simple as that,” said Peters.

“He ended up with two shots in overtime, very impressive young man, very mature young man — no different from Jaccob Slavin, no different than Brett Pesce. The more we give him, the better they are so we’ll continue to build around those guys.”

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