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Hugely outshot Oilers still managing to get points in standings

Edmonton's Jordan Eberle scores on Nashville's Pekka Rinne during the third period of the Edmonton...

Edmonton's Jordan Eberle scores on Nashville's Pekka Rinne during the third period of the Edmonton Oilers' NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., on Sunday, March 17, 2013. The Oilers won 3-2. (Codie McLachlan/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:13 PM ET

Shoooooooot! Shooooooot! For the love of God, shoot the puck!

Or, you know, don’t. Whatever works.

And right now, for some reason, not shooting is kind of working.

The Edmonton Oilers have been hearing for years how they don’t shoot enough, especially with the man advantage. And it still hasn’t sunk in. In fact, it’s getting worse, right about the same time their record is getting better.

It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense and it probably can’t last, but the less they’ve been shooting, the more they’ve been winning.

“I don’t really have an answer for that,” said winger Jordan Eberle, at a loss to explain why a team that’s been outshot in 10 of its last 12 has points in eight of those games. “(A lopsided shot clock) can definitely bring the team down a little bit, but if you’re leading 1-0 and you’re being outshot 15-4 it’s not something to be concerned about.

“As long as we’re scoring and winning, though, I don’t think it matters how many shots


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