Oilers' trip back to Raleigh delayed by airplane woes

Updated: June 13, 2006, 9:12 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Oilers, already smarting from a home-ice loss on Monday night, had their travel plans go awry en route to Raleigh on Tuesday morning.

A faulty battery in the team's charter jet forced a 10 a.m. departure to be delayed until 12:45 p.m. Edmonton time. With a two-hour time change and a five-hour flight, the Oilers didn't arrive at their hotel until after 7 p.m. ET.

"It was not really much of a day," said center Shawn Horcoff. "Most of the guys knew about it ...

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