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Oilers edge Carolina in Raleigh

Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens and teammate Andrew Ference stop a shot by Carolina Hurricanes...

Edmonton Oilers goalie Ben Scrivens and teammate Andrew Ference stop a shot by Carolina Hurricanes forward Alexander Semin at PNC Arena in Raleigh, March 16, 2014. (JAMES GUILLORY/USA Today)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:26 PM ET

RALEIGH - 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.


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