EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Marc Pouliot and J.F. Jacques had a goal and an assist each, and the Edmonton Oilers ended a 13-game losing streak by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 4-2 on Monday night.
Gilbert Brule and Sam Gagner also scored for the Oilers, who went 0-11-2 in their previous 13 games. Edmonton was one loss shy of tying the franchise-worst winless streak of 14 games (0-10-4), set in 1993.
The Oilers have just two wins in 22 games and are five points behind of Carolina and Toronto for last place in the NHL. Edmonton hadn't won since beating Toronto at home on Dec. 30.
Andrew Alberts and Jussi Jokinen scored for the Hurricanes (19-29-7), who had won four in a row and five of six before Monday.
Carolina scored on its first shot after winning a draw deep in the Oilers zone during 4-on-4 play. Alberts scored from the point, beating goalie Jeff Deslauriers.
The Oilers (17-31-6) tied it 5 minutes later when Jacques took a bad-angle shot that goalie Cam Ward directed into his net with his glove.
Edmonton took a 2-1 lead with five minutes remaining in the first period as Andrew Cogliano took the puck out of the Oilers zone and sent it to Patrick O'Sullivan, who quickly directed it to Brule for his 12th.
The Hurricanes tied it again midway through the second period on the power play as Jokinen skated through the Oilers defense and flipped a soft shot over Deslauriers.
The Oilers went ahead 3-2 as Pouliot came out from behind the net and banked the puck off of Ward's pads and in for his first goal of the season.
Edmonton made it a two-goal game with a power-play goal with 3 minutes left in the second. Ward allowed a big rebound on a kick save on Mike Comrie's shot, and Gagner was there to send the puck into the empty net.
The Hurricanes created good pressure in the third, but the Oilers held on for their first win in 2010.
NOTES: The teams hadn't met since Nov. 1, 2008, when Edmonton won 3-1 at Carolina. ... With D Sheldon Souray out with a broken hand after a fight with Calgary's Jarome Iginla on Saturday and fellow defensemen Steve Staios and Ladislav Smid sidelined by concussions, rookie Alex Plante made his NHL debut. He earned his first point with an assist in the first period. ... Carolina was without forwards Scott Walker, Tuomo Ruutu and Erik Cole, who missed the game because of upper body injuries. ... Ward, who hails from nearby Sherwood Park, stopped 129 of 134 shots over his four previous games.