Sports Pro Tip: Don't Give the Oilers Space on the Power Play

00:43  21 october  2021
00:43  21 october  2021 Source:   si.com

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A subreddit for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League. If a player has played more than two pro seasons, they need to be protected from what I recall It’s easy to overlook the fact that none of Kassian’s 28 points this season have come on the power play Sounds like a healthy amount of cap space since most of those roster spots are going to be min salary players filling depth roles on

Power play wasn’ t clicking, brutal defensive breakdowns, Smith on LTIR I mean when he does get a look, it looks good for him , but even when that happens it seems like he’s got no space and time. Shoutout to butchthedoggy who, after the oilers had played 4 games, made a comment gloating about how One thing I will say, he gives up those really bad stinker defensive plays that you hate to see

The Edmonton Oilers' power play has continued where it left off from last season, and there's a reason you should be afraid once 97 and 29 get the puck.

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Each season, penalties seem to be called a bit more aggressively at the start. Maybe that's because the playoffs are so heavily criticized, especially last year. It almost always results in power-play numbers skyrocketing to start a season. The crackdown so far has helped one of the most potent forward units in the Western Conference.

Over the past three seasons, the Edmonton Oilers' power play has been inside the top 10 when it comes to percentage, with the highest mark of this run being 2019-20 when they had a league-leading 29.5%.

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“You don ’ t want to see Smitty go down, absolutely when you’re sitting on the bench, you don ’ t want anything to happen. You’re sitting there for half an hour (game time) and not seeing many shots in the warmup.” Eakins told his players in a group text after the Flames victory on the Jamie Drysdale McDavid had his fourth goal of the season and two helpers to give him eight points in the first three games. This ‘n that: McDavid, with the quickest hands in the league, cleared one off the line after a Koskinen fumble around the crease in the third period… The Oilers sent Ryan McLeod to Bakersfield

"You don ’ t want to give up five goals, ever," Draisaitl said. "That means you have to scramble offensively to win a game. We don ’ t want to be a team like that. Obviously the two points are big, we needed that, but there are lots of things we can do better defensively." Smith appeared to be injured shortly thereafter. He left for the dressing room and was replaced in net by Koskinen. Edmonton tied the game just over five minutes into the third period when Kassian tipped home his second of the game on the power play . The Oilers regained the lead midway through the third on a fluke goal as Bouchard

Edmonton's power-play prowess the past two seasons also marked the first time in over five years that a team lead the league in regular-season power-play percentage in back-to-back seasons.

The percentage marks will drop off for all teams, not just the Oilers. But early on, it's proving to be a challenging task to slow Edmonton down on special teams.

Edmonton's top power-play unit is one that, from the jump, is next-level dangerous with the likes of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl on it. Good luck breaking these two up, as Anaheim found out on Tuesday. Seventy of Draisaitl's 200 career goals have come when playing a man or two up. McDavid also has 42 goals of his own on the man advantage and over 170 points in his career. You don't need to give him extra room – he's Connor flippen' McDavid.

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Would anyone know where it would state what time the Oilers spent in the Jets zone? And vice versa? Looking for the whole series, not just game 4. I don ’ t feel the outcome dictated the play . Maybe I’m too optimistic. We are going to have a hell of a time winning the cup of the refs dont call all the clutching and grabbing on our stars to interfere with them. Which is interference in the God damn rule book. Dont care that mcdavid and drai would light up every team on the power play . That's the way it damn should be.

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The chemistry between No. 97 and No. 29 make up the main story on the power play, but they have also been able to get man-advantage goals from secondary options such as Zack Kassian. Zach Hyman has also already been able to get to the front of the net, showing how effective he can be. The man-advantage points have also been spread out as eight Oiler skaters have found their way onto the scoresheet.

The level of point distribution has been effective along with the net-front presence. Jesse Puljujarvi has made himself a constant force by the front of the net on the powerplay which is a welcome sight as his game continues to improve in North America.

How do you neutralize the Oilers on the penalty kill? Right now, there doesn't seem to be a clear answer when it's as dynamic as it is.

Edmonton Oilers ride power play to 2-1 road win over Vancouver Canucks .
VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks held Connor McDavid to a single assist for the first time this season. But they couldn’t skate away with a win over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night. Mikko Koskinen made 29 saves and was seven seconds away from his first shutout of the year as the Oilers beat the Canucks 2-1 at Rogers Arena. “It starts with Mikko,” said forward Zach Hyman. “He made some huge saves, so you can't have a game like that without him. I thought it was a good game. We bounce back after a loss, on the road, playing a good Vancouver team. Get the win and not give up an even-strength (goal).

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