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02-15-2013, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ChadSC View Post
Valid point.

Oilers are 5th in the NHL in save percentage.

Dubnyk deserves a significant part of the credit for this, however, he clearly isn't being left on an island and the Oilers D are doing something right to help on this end of the ice.
Not sure of that either. The Oilers give up tons of point blank chances and with Dubnyk staring off shooters at close range. I think if anything for some reason we don't tend to notice it because of how often, and how regular this has been. Teams are outshooting and outchancing us most nights.

This team is bad 5 on 5. Lucky for the club this has been a year where the NHL has made several new rules and so special teams play is commonplace.

When theres less calls towards the end of season (and there always is a decline) things will likely get worse for us.

Could you imagine this club in the playoffs not being able to score 5 on 5 and waiting furtively for the few PP chances/night they might get?

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