There are problems pervading the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup as evidenced by their 1-6-1 record.
But one of the egregious trouble spots is the Oilers’ penalty killing which has allowed nine power-play goals the most in the NHL.
That’s a noticeable drop from ninth place where Edmonton finished last season.
As head coach Dallas Eakins said: “Every night there’s a goal in our net and it’s hard to recover from that.”
The power play has also come up short in the last three losses failing to score in nine straight man-advantage opportunities three each game.
“We need to be more of a factor on the power play ... and we’ve definitely spent a lot of time on it over these last couple of days” said Jordan Eberle.
“Over the last two years it’s been a strong point of our game. We’ve been able to score and create opportunities on the power play. For this team to be successful we have to be productive.”
Eakins wasn’t as discouraged about the work the unit did against the New York Islanders o