Found January 29, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers learned a valuable lesson Monday. Listen to your coach. After a morning video session in which Ralph Krueger stressed the importance of simplifying their game -- getting the puck deep instead of trying to dipsy-doodle over the opposition's blue line -- they did exactly that. And it worked. The Oilers rolled to a convincing 4-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche at Rexall Place. "We got pucks in, used our speed to get in on the forecheck, were able to tire them out and we drew a few penalties," Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff sid. "That's what we need to do. It's no secret that our key is our speed." They used it with deadly efficiency, drawing six Colorado penalties and scoring on four of them. The Oilers controlled the first period, spending almost all of it in the Colorado end and scoring twice with the man advantage. Ales Hemsky connected at 15:23 and Jordan Eberle at 18:05. By the time the smoke...

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