and the penalty kill:
2. Special Teams. The Coyotes have actually been good on the power play; they have scored goals in 5 of the 6 games, and with the Oilers' defensive issues there is a decent chance the Coyotes can get another PPG. On the other hand the penalty kill will need to be at the top of their game to stave off the high powered Edmonton offense.
But Jonathan Willis says the Oilers woes at even strength won't last:
Why don't the #Oilers score at even-strength? Simple; right now the team SH% is 4.3%. Either worst team in modern history, or small sample.— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) January 30, 2013
and their power play success isn't going to be long-lived.
Related: #Oilers have a zillion goals 5-on-4 because they have a 23.5 SH%. They're either the best team of the modern era, or it won't last.— Jonathan Willis (@JonathanWillis) January 30, 2013