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Defenceman says team needs to focus on the small details while shorthanded

by Paul Gazzola /

EDMONTON, AB - The Oilers currently have the 31st-ranked penalty kill in the National Hockey League with their 68.2 percentage. 

The squad is aware they need to improve while down a man.

"It's small details like letting them (opposing teams) make little plays or whether it's not being in the lane," said defenceman Darnell Nurse of the team's penalty killing deficiencies. 

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Edmonton gave up two power-play markers against the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday. While the small details remain a focus, the club also knows they need to play disciplined.

"You got to stay out of the box and give ourselves a chance to not kill so much," Nurse continued. "As a group, I know we'll clean that up. We have to rise up to those opportunities and keep the puck out of our net."

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