Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/12/13
For the Edmonton Oilers, getting scored on during their power play has become almost as big an issue as scoring on it. With the short-handed goal they gave up to the Carolina Hurricanes in a 5-4 overtime win Tuesday, the Oilers have now conceded more goals on their power play than any other team in the league. The six goals are one more than the Winnipeg Jets have given up this year. And there’s still two-thirds of a season left to play. “It goes back to your decisions on the power play,” said Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins. “How can a team be so dangerous four-on-four, then we add one more player and it screws everybody up? “It’s just been the last couple of games, more than anything. We had a meeting about our power play, we talked about it, it was more of the recognition of danger. “By our count, our power play has been responsible for five chances against in the last two games. You should get five chances against on your power play through 30 games. It’s something that we have to be better at.” Shaking off cobwebs Jeff Petry wasn’t feeling all that well prior to getting his head slammed into the glass Saturday against the Calgary Flames. Having missed Tuesday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Petry was back on the ice at practice Wednesday and could find himself in the lineup Thursday against the Boston Bruins. “I was kind of getting sick at the same time,” Petry said. “I had a headache in the front of my head and I was getting medicine for my sickness and the headache went away. It was a very mild one at that.
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