The Edmonton Oilers power play made a rare and brief appearance Sunday, showing up just long enough to win a hockey game. An element of their game that has been a miserable mess for weeks, the Oilers power play snapped a 2-for-39 drought (5.2%) when Justin Schultz scored nine minutes into the third period to break a 1-1 tie with the Carolina Hurricanes. After that, all the Oilers had to do at that point was hang on for 11 minutes. They did, marking the second time in two games they’ve held their opponent to one goal in regulation. The Oilers finish the road trip 2-1-1 for five of a possible eight points. They are 9-4-3 in their last 16. Matt Hendricks opened the scoring for Edmonton when he deflected a puck past Anton Khudobin at 6:43 of the first period.
Oilers edge Carolina 2-1
Edmonton Sun | Mar 17