Found March 10, 2012 on
The Edmonton Oilers season hasn’t been a good one. They are second last in the league. This is an improvement over the previous two seasons where they finished in dead last, but it’s not a good year. There is one sign that things will be okay in the near future. Edmonton has the top power play in the league with a 22.0% success rate.
Power play is a place where players have a chance to show their offensive ability. Often young players first succeed on the power play before learning to succeed in situations where they do not have a man advantage. Young Oiler players including Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Taylor Hall and first year defenceman Corey Potter have scored a significant portion of their points on the power play. Nugent-Hopkins and Potter have more than half their points in that situation.
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