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Stortini figuring it all out

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI

, Last Updated: 7:32 AM ET

Jody Shelley wasn't happy with Zack Stortini turning the other cheek when challenged to a fight in San Jose, especially when Edmonton's fourth line scored a few seconds later.

But Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish says discretion and timing (the Oilers were up 1-0 at the time and holding the momentum) are powerful weapons that Stortini seems to have mastered early in his career.

"He's figured all that out," said the coach.

"You can't entertain everybody who wants to fight you, you have to have some good discretion. If he (Shelley) wants to take a penalty in getting at Zack then he'll take him on, but he's not just going to fight him for the sake of fighting him."


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