Michael Finewax

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Nicklas Backstrom leads PP

Monday, February 24, 2014



Claude Giroux: 24 points in 222:14 minutes of power play time.

Jakub Voracek: 14 points in 201:30.

Wayne Simmonds: 16 points in 195:30.

Kimmo Timonen: 12 points in 192:09.

Scott Hartnell: 15 points in 178:53.

Mark Streit: 10 points in 167:02.


Philadelphia was 2-9 with the man advantage and are now 42-214 (10) this season. Streit had both goals with Sean Couturier, Vincent Lecavalier, Giroux and Hartnell setting them up.



Keith Yandle: 22 points in 237:42 minutes of power play time.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 13 points in 226:08.

Mike Ribeiro: 12 points in 204:16.

Radim Vrbata: 18 points in 161:09.

Martin Hanzal: 11 points in 155:45.

Antoine Vermette: 11 points in 133:53.


The Coyotes were 3-11 this week and are now 41-201 (T6) this season.  Vrbata scored twice with Yandle scoring the other and setting up Vrbata on both. Vermette also had two assists while Ribeiro and Mikael Boedker drew assists.



Sidney Crosby: 28 points in 235:04 minutes of power play time.

Chris Kunitz: 20 points in 200:09.

Evgeni Malkin: 21 points in 197:53.

Matt Niskanen: 11 points in 132:59.

James Neal: 18 points in 131:15.

Kris Letang: 11 points in 129:29.


Pittsburgh was 4-11 and are now 48-189 (1) this season. Crosby and Olli Maatta each had a goal and an assist while Malkin and rookie Brian Gibbons also scored. Niskanen and Jussi Jokinen each had two assists with Neal getting one.



Kevin Shattenkirk: 20 points in 184:17 minutes of power play time.

Alex Pietrangelo: 16 points in 169:33.

T.J. Oshie: 12 points in 154:20.

Alexander Steen: 10 points in 151:56.

David Backes: 13 points in 136:01.

Derek Roy: 16 points in 133:36.


The Blues were 0-18 this week and are now 45-207 (T4) this season.



Joe Thornton: 16 points in 222:44 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Marleau: 16 points in 218:44.

Joe Pavelski: 21 points in 208:53.

Dan Boyle: 13 points in 190:04.

Logan Couture: 11 points in 165:04.

Jason Demers: 9 points in 111:47.


San Jose was 1-13 this week and are 37-215 (18) this season. The second unit participated in the scoring as Matthew Nieto scored with Tommy Wingels and Matt Irwin drawing the assists. 



Martin St. Louis: 16 points in 200:57 minutes of power play time.

Teddy Purcell: 13 points in 193:11.

Valtteri Filppula: 13 points in 172:31.

Tyler Johnson: 8 points in 157:17.

Alex Killorn: 6 points in 113:18.

Victor Hedman: 7 points in 110:58.


The Lightning were 1-5 this week to bring them to 32-187 (19) in 2013-14.  Ondrej Palat scored as St. Louis and Hedman set him up. They could have Steve Stamkos back this week.



Dion Phaneuf: 9 points in 199:00 minutes of power play time.

Phil Kessel: 19 points in 195:20.

James van Riemsdyk: 15 points in 191:03.

Cody Franson: 17 points 178:27.

Nazem Kadri: 13 points in 135:06.

Jake Gardiner: 7 points in 130:01.


The Maple Leafs 0-4 this week and are 42-189 (2) in 2013-14. They actually jumped up two spots despite not scoring.



Daniel Sedin: 15 points in 226:05 minutes of power play time.

Ryan Kesler: 14 points in 219:51.

Henrik Sedin: 15 points in 187:01.

Jason Garrison: 12 points in 181:09.

Dan Hamhuis: 2 points in 134:09.

Alexander Edler: 6 points in 119:32.


The Canucks were 2-14 this week and are now 27-193 (28). Edler and Christopher Higgins scored with Garrison, Raphael Diaz, Alex Burrows and Jordan Schroeder adding assists.  



Alex Ovechkin: 27 points in 288:53 minutes of power play time.

Nicklas Backstrom: 31 points in 226:39.

Troy Brouwer: 13 points in 211:01.

John Carlson: 10 points in 185:01.

Marcus Johansson: 17 points in 184:49.

Mike Green: 13 points in 156:36.


The Capitals were 0-14 in the last seven days and are now 47-217 (T4) this season.  It’s been all or nothing for the Capitals this season on the power play as they were 0-15, then 6-18 and finally their 0-14 performance just before the break.



Tobias Enstrom: 7 points in 210:38 minutes of power play time.

Dustin Byfuglien: 20 points in 208:01.

Andrew Ladd: 9 points in 161:16.

Bryan Little: 9 points in 160:19.

Blake Wheeler: 12 points in 158:39.

Mark Scheifele: 4 points in 119:44.


The Jets were 1-6 this week and are now 26-194 (T24) this season. Ladd scored as Byfuglien and Wheeler set him up.   

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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