Michael Finewax

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Power Play:No Florida Dreaming

Monday, February 03, 2014


Alex Ovechkin has 15 power play goals. The Florida Panthers team has only 16. That says a lot for the horrible Panther pp as the next lowest total is 25, held by three teams, the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres.

 

The Panthers need scoring. They have scored the second least amount of goals with only 126 (Buffalo has only 99 this season. It’s not fun sitting in the First Niagara Center) but the problem is the power play as they are 17th overall in even strength situations with 104 goals.

 

It’s sad that two-thirds into the season, the team leader in goals has only three. That’s all. Sean Bergenheim and Aleksander Barkov lead the way.

 

Dmitry Kulikov picked up his first power play point of the season this past week.

 

It's not a good power play.

 

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I’ve added the ranking of each team in brackets as far as power play efficiency is concerned.

 

ANAHEIM

Corey Perry:  13 points in 195:38 minutes of power play time.

Cam Fowler: 14 points in 187:47.

Ryan Getzlaf: 17 points in 185:41.

Nick Bonino: 19 points in 163:17.

Teemu Selanne: 8 points in 111:52.

Hampus Lindholm: 2 points in 105:40.

 

Anaheim was 1-7 on the power play this week and are now 36-194 (14) this season.  Mathieu Perreault scored with Selanne setting him up.

 

BOSTON

David Krejci: 17 points in 148:46 minutes of power play time.

Jarome Iginla: 11 points in 144:32.

Torey Krug: 16 points in 143:52.

Zdeno Chara: 11 points in 141:24.

Milan Lucic: 9 points in 133:31.

Patrice Bergeron: 3 points in 107:45.

 

Boston was 3-15 on the power play this week and are now 32-156 (T6) this season.  Krejci, Krug and Reilly Smith were the goal scorers with Iginla setting up two goals. He has five power play points over the last two weeks. Chara, Lucic. Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson each helped out with one assist apiece.

 

BUFFALO

Christian Ehrhoff: 7 points in 183:56 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Ennis: 11 points in 179:53.

Matt Moulson: 15 points in 163:46.

Cody Hodgson: 12 points in 138:12.

Tyler Myers: 6 points in 123:15.

Jamie McBain: 3 points in 121:49.

 

The Sabres were 3-12 this week and are 25-170 (24) this season, moving up five spots.  Matt D’Agostini, Hodgson and Steve Ott found the back of the net with Ennis assisting on two. Ehrhoff, Moulson, Alexander Sulzer and Ville Leino chipped in with one assist each.

 

CALGARY

Jiri Hudler: 11 points in 191:10 minutes of power play time.

Mark Giordano: 12 points in 136:59.

Dennis Wideman: 3 points in 134:33.

Michael Cammalleri: 6 points in 129:11.

Kris Russell: 6 points in 127:25.

T.J. Brodie: 5 points in 105:02.

 

The Flames were 0-8, putting them at 25-175 (T26) this season.  Michael Cammalleri returned on Saturday from injury.

 

CAROLINA                                                                                             

Eric Staal: 11 points in 183:44 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: 8 points in 150:49.

Jeff Skinner: 16 points in 140:04.

Andrej Sekera: 12 points in 134:40.

Justin Faulk: 6 points in 127:57.

Nathan Gerbe: 7 points in 122:18.

 

The Hurricanes were 1-9 this week and are now 27-189 in 2013-14 (T26).  Gerbe scored the lone goal with Faulk and Sekera drawing assists.

 

CHICAGO

Patrick Kane: 22 points in 189:02 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Sharp: 18 points in 184:27.

Jonathan Toews: 10 points in 178:01.

Duncan Keith: 18 points in 176:45.

Andrew Shaw: 8 points in 138:35.

Nick Leddy: 8 points in 114:30.

 

The Blackhawks were 3-8 this week and are now 41-181 (5) this season. The second unit did all the damage as Brandon Saad had two goals and an assist while Marian Hossa had one goal and two assists. Kris Versteeg picked up a pair of assists.

 

COLORADO

Erik Johnson: 9 points in 140:14 minutes of power play time.

Andre Benoit: 7 points in 131:25.

Matt Duchene: 11 points in 132:34.

Ryan O'Reilly: 11 points in 130:20.

Gabriel Landeskog: 6 points in 127:38.

Nathan MacKinnon: 11 points in 118:29.

 

Colorado was 3-12 this week and are 31-160 this season which is 13th best in the NHL.  Jamie McGinn, Paul Stastny and MacKinnon scored with Johnson picking up two assists. O’Reilly and Landeskog finished the scoring as each had an assist.

 

COLUMBUS

James Wisniewski: 17 points in 159:31 minutes of power play time.

Jack Johnson: 9 points in 150:35.

Ryan Johansen: 11 points in 138:03.

Brandon Dubinsky: 7 points in 128:02.

R.J. Umberger: 10 points in 125:02.

Cam Atkinson: 6 points in 120:49.

 

The Blue Jackets were 2-13 this week and are now 34-185 (15).   Wisniewski and Atkinson each had a goal and an assist while Johnson and Matt Calvert chipped in with one assist each.

 

DALLAS

Jamie Benn: 11 points in 194:34 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Seguin: 15 points in 193:45.

Alex Chiasson: 8 points in 170:26.

Alex Goligoski: 8 points in 166:53.

Erik Cole: 6 points in 139:52.

Ray Whitney: 9 points in 134:46.

 

Dallas was 1-11 this week and are 30-196 (23) in 2013-14.  Seguin scored with Benn and Goligoski assisting.

 

DETROIT

Niklas Kronwall: 16 points in 184:05 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Zetterberg: 17 points in 145:59.

Daniel Alfredsson: 11 points in 144:34.

Todd Bertuzzi: 4 points in 127:22.

Jakub Kindl: 5 points in 118:28.

Pavel Datsyuk: 11 points in 112:59.

 

Detroit was 2-12 this week and are now 32-193 (22) this season.  Gustav Nyquist had both goals with Kronwall, Tomas Tatar, Alfredsson and Zetterberg drawing assists.


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Michael Finewax is entering his 10th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for Rotoworld. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.
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