Edmonton Oilers\' Raffi Torres, right, celebrates teammate Jason Smith\'s goal on Carolina Hurricanes\' goalie Cam Ward, left, during the second period. (CP PHOTO/John Ulan)
Brad Winchester and Fernando Pisani also scored for the Oilers, the defending Western Conference champions who lost Game 7 in Raleigh, N.C., this spring. Craig Adams had the lone reply for the Hurricanes, who earned their first NHL title against the Oilers.
Edmonton (15-10-2) moved into sole possession of first place in the Northwest Division, two points ahead of the idle Minnesota Wild.
Carolina dropped both games on a trip to Alberta.