Power surge for Jacques

DEREK VAN DIEST -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:40 AM ET

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- And you thought Edmonton's power play was struggling.

Last night, the Oilers penalty-kill took a tumble towards the bottom of the league rankings after giving up four power-play goals to the Minnesota Wild.

"We did good," said Wild head coach Jacques Lemaire. "We moved the puck really well. I talked about confidence and the guys were confident, moving the puck well - the passes were on the stick."

The Oilers went into the game with the 11th-ranked penalty-killing unit in the league, functioning at an 84.9% clip. By conceding four odd-man goals on 10 chances last night, their efficiency rating fell to 82.3%.

"We'll regroup for the next game," said Oilers defenceman Steve Staios. "It's about being determined in the hard areas on the penalty kill and that's what we have to talk about and focus about for the next game."


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