Michael Finewax

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Lightning strike on the PP

Monday, October 14, 2013

It is interesting to see that just two weeks into the NHL season how the power play is working for some teams and not for others.


The Red Wings were having no luck at all on the power play until they played the Flyers on Saturday and potted their first three goals of the campaign.


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The Blues have had little trouble as they have scored six times in just 16 opportunities and have not had any player play more than 9:53 minutes with the man-advantage as they are spreading their time around.


The Devils are struggling as they miss Ilya Kovalchuk who was the top player by far both in even strength situations and especially with the extra man. They have scored only once in 15 chances.


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Ryan Getzlaf: 1 point in 24:16 minutes of power play time.

Corey Perry:  1 point in 24:10.

Sami Vatanen: Three points in 22:01.

Cam Fowler: Zero points in 21:30.

Nick Bonino: 1 point in 15:46.

Teemu Selanne: Zero points in 13:39.


The Ducks were 0-12 this week and have scored only once in 21 chances. They have had plenty of shots on net as they have taken 40 shots in the 21 opportunities which is the second highest percentage per chance in the league after San Jose who have 49 shots on 23 chances.



Zdeno Chara: 1 point in 14:19 minutes of power play time.

David Krejci: 1 point in 14:09.

Jarome Iginla: Zero points in 14:03.

Torey Krug: 2 points in 13:16.

Milan Lucic: 2 points in 11:58.

Loui Eriksson: Zero points in 8:26.


The Bruins were 0-7 this week and are now 2-14 this season. Krug and Krejci led the team at 7:41 minutes apiece with Iginla and Krug the only other players over seven minutes.



Christian Ehrhoff: Zero points in 22:41 minutes of power play time.

Thomas Vanek: 2 points in 22:33.

Cody Hodgson: 2 points in 21:35.


Tyler Ennis: Zero points in 21:03.

Tyler Myers: Zero points in 17:29.

Steve Ott: Zero points in 12:06.


The Sabres hit the board as the power play was 2-8 and are now 2-21 this season. Jamie McBain and Hodgson each had a goal and an assist while Vanek assisted on both.



Dennis Wideman: 2 points in 22:01 minutes of power play time.

Jiri Hudler: 4 points in 19:52.

Curtis Glencross: 2 points in 16:44.

Kris Russell: Zero points in 14:12.

David Jones: Zero points in 14:07.

Mark Giordano: 3 points in 13:50.



The Flames were 3-7 and are 4-18 this season. Wideman, Giordano and Glencross each had a goal and an assist while Hudler set up all three goals.



Eric Staal: 1 point in 27:06 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: 1 point in 26:03.

Justin Faulk: 1 point in 20:06.

Jiri Tlusty: Zero points in 19:39.

Jeff Skinner: 3 points in 18:34.

Ryan Murphy: Zero points in 17:31.


The Hurricanes were 3-21 this past week as they had the most chances of any NHL team.  Skinner led the way with two goals and a helper and Semin also chipped in with a goal. Nathan Gerbe had two assists with Staal picking up one. Faulk took over from Murphy as the quarterback of the first unit.



Patrick Kane: 3 points in 20:17 minutes of power play time.

Duncan Keith: Zero points in 19:58.

Patrick Sharp: 3 points in 19:43.

Jonathan Toews: 2 points in 19:00.

Bryan Bickell: Zero points in 13:52.

Andrew Shaw: 1 point in 12:06.


Chicago was 3-11 this week and are 5-20 this season. Kane had two goals and an assist with Toews scoring once and setting up one of Kane's goals. Sharp assisted on all three goals. Andrew Shaw also drew an assist. It was a surprise to see that Marian Hossa only saw 4:12 minutes on the power play this week in three games.



Erik Johnson: Zero points in 17:45 minutes of power play time.

Paul Stastny: 1 point in 17:37.

Alex Tanguay: 2 points in 17:04.

Ryan O'Reilly: 2 points  in 16:19.

Matt Duchene: 2 points in 16:35.

P. A. Parenteau: Zero points in 15:50.


The Avs were 2-10 this week and are currently 4-19 during the first two weeks. O'Reilly and rookie Nathan MacKinnon were the goal scorers while Gabriel Landeskog, Duchene and Stastny had assists. Steve Downie and Landeskog led the team in time on ice with 9:40 and 9:37 minutes respectively.



Jack Johnson: 2 points in 14:02 minutes of power play time.

James Wisniewski: 2 points in 13:31.

Marian Gaborik: 2 points in 12:42.

Cam Atkinson: 1 point in 12:12.

Artem Anisimov: Zero points in 12:01.

Brandon Dubinsky: 1 point in 9:04.


The Blue Jackets were 1-8 during the second week of the season and are now 3-13. Johnson scored with Wisniewski and Gaborik assisting. Fedor Tyutin played his first game of the season and will see plenty of power play time this season.



Jamie Benn: 1 point in 11:02 minutes of power play time.

Sergei Gonchar: Zero points in 10:56.

Alex Chiasson: 3 points in 10:19.

Tyler Seguin: 3 points in 10:01.

Rich Peverley: Zero points in 7:30.

Erik Cole: Zero points in 6:32.


The Stars were 3-8 this week and vaulted up the standings as they are now 3-13. Chiasson and Seguin each had a goal and two assists with Jodie Benn also scoring. Jamie Benn and Gonchar also chipped in with one assist. Ray Whitney slid down the depth chart on the power play this week as he was 10th on the Stars in power play TOI with only 1:57 minutes over two games.



Niklas Kronwall: 3 points in 16:28 minutes of power play time.

Daniel Alfredsson: 3 points in 16:26.

Pavel Datsyuk: 1 point in 16:10.

Henrik Zetterberg: 1 point in 16:09.

Johan Franzen: Zero points in 13:20.

Todd Bertuzzi: 1 point in 11:54.


Detroit was 3-9 this week and are 3-17 this season. They finally scored on Saturday as they were 3-7 against the Capitals. Kronwall led the way with a goal and two assists and Alfredsson assisted on all three goals. Datsyuk and Bertuzzi also found the back of the net and Zetterberg picked up the other assist.

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Michael Finewax is entering his 13th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.
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