Oilers' Ryan Smyth still looking to own power-play mark

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Philip Larsen (36) is congratulated by teammate Ryan Smyth (94) after a...

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Philip Larsen (36) is congratulated by teammate Ryan Smyth (94) after a goal against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center. (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:37 PM ET

PHOENIX - Ryan Smyth could be the new spokesman for Daylight Savings Time, given his unique ability to turn back the clock at just the right time.

He’s played in the NHL for over half his life (20 years), he’s better at 38 than he was at 37 and his hair is still living in the 70s.

But he is admittedly running out of an athlete’s most precious commodity - time - in his quest to become the Edmonton Oilers all time leading power play scorer.

With just five games left this season, and no guarantee he’ll be back next year, this might be his last chance to secure the record.

Not that passing Wayne Gretzky and finishing tied with Glenn Anderson at 126 will haunt him if he doesn’t make it, but being the out-right leader would be pretty special.

“It would be an honour to have that record,” said Smyth, who’s been stuck on 126 since March 6. “No question I’ve been thinking about it, trying to get it, but...”

But it hasn’t come. You can tell his


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