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Oilers' Power Play Scoring Chances

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Not only are the Oilers faltering at even strength and on the penalty kill, their power play ranks 23rd in the league at a miserable 14.46% - good for bottom 20 in the NHL since the lockout.  The blame can be placed directly on the first power play unit, as Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner are scoring at about half of their career rates on the power play.  It's not just luck, either - the chances for with a man advantage have dried up. 

Hemsky's chances for per fifteen minutes of power play time is last among regular forwards.

 

#  Player 
TSC TSCA
CF/15
67 G. BRULE 
12 3
9.184
14 J. EBERLE
19 10
6.283
89 S. GAGNER 
26 5
6.253
10 S. HORCOFF 
18 5
6.173
27 D. PENNER 
24 8
6.101
4 T. HALL
16 11
5.602
13 A. COGLIANO 
5 5
5.580
83 A. HEMSKY 
20 4
5.281
91 M. PAAJARVI
5 0
4.573

 

The Oilers are only using three regular defensemen on the power play.

#  Player 
TSC TSCA
CF/15
26 K. FOSTER
38 12
7.143
6 R. WHITNEY
39 15
6.434
77 T. GILBERT 
17 5
4.481
5 L. SMID 
4 2
3.836