Sekera scores in OT, Talbot stops 29 shots to lift Oilers past Hurricanes 1-0

Andrej Sekera scored 2:47 into overtime, Cam Talbot made 29 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Edmonton Oilers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 1-0 Monday night.

On the winning goal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins got the puck to Sekera, who was able to send a one-handed slash of his own rebound through Ward's legs.

The Oilers won their second straight overall and ninth of their last 11 at home.

Cam Ward finished with 26 saves for Carolina, which lost its second straight.

The Hurricanes had the best chance in the scoreless first period as Jordan Staal rang a shot of the post with five minutes left.

The Hurricanes had nine shots in the opening frame on Talbot to six by Edmonton.

Carolina continued to set the pace in the second period, but Justin Faulk missed a wide-open net with six minutes left in the second period to keep the game scoreless.

Both goalies stood their ground through the third period as well.

NOTES: It was the second and final meeting between the two teams this season. Carolina won the first contest 4-1 at home on Nov. 25. ... Out with injuries for Edmonton were Connor McDavid (collarbone), Nail Yakupov (ankle), Oscar Klefbom (finger), Andrew Ference (undisclosed) and Iiro Pakarinen (upper body). ... Brock McGinn was called up from Carolina's AHL team in Charlotte for the game, taking the place of injured forward Phillip Di Giuseppe (upper body). Also out for the Hurricanes were James Wisniewski (knee) and Nathan Gerbe (lower body).