This isn't Ryan Smyth's first rodeo.

Despite having a storied career, the Edmonton Oilers winger has gone through his share of slumps in the past and figures it's only a matter of time before he works out of his most recent one.

"If you can pinpoint what is going wrong, it would be a lot easier to rectify," said Smyth. "When it's not going in, you have to help out in other ways so that we can find ways to win hockey games.

"As a guy that's been through these types of situation before, you just have to go out, keep practicing and hopefully things will come around. You have to keep working through that. That's one thing you control is your work ethic."