NHL.com Playoff Daily
Saturday, 10.06.2006 / 10:48 AM
After 82 regular-season games and 19 Stanley Cup Playoff games, teams are pretty much what they are and what they will be, but the Edmonton Oilers' practice Friday morning at Rexall Place was anything but routine. After losing Game 1, 5-4, Monday and Game 2, 5-0, Wednesday in Raleigh, the Oilers' players and coach Craig MacTavish talked about the need to prevent odd-man rushes, as well as overcoming the Carolina Hurricanes' ability to stop their shots from getting to the net. Their ineffective power play (1-for13 in the first two games) also is a concern.