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Nicklas Backstrom leads PP

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Olympics are over and the Power Play report goes back to the final week of the season before the break.


It was a shame that the NHL's leader in power play points, Nicklas Backstrom, was kicked out of the Olympics for using an allergy medication that is allowed by the National Hockey League and that he has been taking for seven years. 


It was quite an Olympic Games with the hard part being the injuries sustained by Henrik Zetterberg, John Tavares and Mats Zuccarello.


The three injuries will hurt their respective team’s power play as all three were on the first unit.


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


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Corey Perry:  14 points in 207:28 minutes of power play time.

Cam Fowler: 15 points in 199:17.

Ryan Getzlaf: 18 points in 198:07.

Nick Bonino: 19 points in 163:17.

Teemu Selanne: 8 points in 115:48.

Hampus Lindholm: 2 points in 112:07.


Anaheim was 1-10 on the power play this week and are now 37-204 (17) this season.  Perry scored with Getzlaf and Fowler drawing the assists



David Krejci: 17 points in 159:52 minutes of power play time.

Torey Krug: 16 points in 155:43.

Jarome Iginla: 12 points in 155:26.

Milan Lucic: 10 points in 144:37.

Zdeno Chara: 12 points in 144:27.

Patrice Bergeron: 4 points in 114:27.


Boston was 2-11 on the power play this week and are now 34-167 (T6) this season.  Iginla and Bergeron scored with Lucic, Chara, Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson  helping out with one assist apiece.



Christian Ehrhoff: 7 points in 197:07 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Ennis: 11 points in 194:04.

Matt Moulson: 16 points in 163:46.

Cody Hodgson: 13 points in 151:38.

Jamie McBain: 3 points in 129:04.

Tyler Myers: 7 points in 127:03.


The Sabres were 1-14 this week and are 26-184 (27) this season. Steve Ott found the back of the net with Myers and Hodgson chipping in with the assists.



Jiri Hudler: 11 points in 196:27 minutes of power play time.

Mark Giordano: 12 points in 142:22.

Dennis Wideman: 4 points in 137:56.

Michael Cammalleri: 6 points in 133:54.

Kris Russell: 7 points in 132:38.

T.J. Brodie: 6 points in 107:47.


The Flames were 1-6, putting them at 26-181 (T26) this season.  Wideman had the goals with Brodie and Mikael Backlund drawing assists.



Eric Staal: 11 points in 191:45 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: 8 points in 158:54.

Jeff Skinner: 17 points in 146:00.

Andrej Sekera: 13 points in 139:13.

Justin Faulk: 6 points in 131:06.

Nathan Gerbe: 7 points in 126:24.


The Hurricanes were 1-8 this week and are now 28-197 in 2013-14 (26).  Sekera continued his fine play by scoring with Skinner and Jordan Staal getting the assists.



Patrick Kane: 23 points in 196:33 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Sharp: 19 points in 194027.

Jonathan Toews: 11 points in 188:29.

Duncan Keith: 18 points in 186:05.

Andrew Shaw: 8 points in 145:33.

Nick Leddy: 8 points in 121:19.


The Blackhawks were 1-9 this week and are now 42-190 (3) this season. Kane scored while Sharp and Toews assisted.



Erik Johnson: 9 points in 152:16 minutes of power play time.

Matt Duchene: 12 points in 146:35.

Ryan O'Reilly: 12 points in 142:08.

Andre Benoit: 7 points in 141:55.

Gabriel Landeskog: 7 points in 139:19.

Nathan MacKinnon: 13 points in 130:08.


Colorado was 2-14 this week and are 33-174 this season which is tied for 13th best in the NHL.  O’Reilly and Landeskog found the back of the net with rookie sensation MacKinnon setting up both. Duchene and Paul Stastny finished the scoring as each had an assist.



James Wisniewski: 19 points in 176:39 minutes of power play time.

Jack Johnson: 10 points in 166:08.

Ryan Johansen: 12 points in 148:56.

Brandon Dubinsky: 7 points in 136:31.

R.J. Umberger: 11 points in 129:49.

Cam Atkinson: 7 points in 128:01.


The Blue Jackets were 3-14 this week and are now 37-199 (15).   Johnson, Umberger and Nick Foligno scored with Wisniewski getting two assists. Johansen, Atkinson, Fedor Tyutin and Mark Letestu drew one assist each.



Jamie Benn: 11 points in 205:33 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Seguin: 16 points in 205:13.

Alex Chiasson: 8 points in 180:10.

Alex Goligoski: 8 points in 177:05.

Erik Cole: 6 points in 149:02.

Ray Whitney: 9 points in 139:35.


Dallas was 1-9 this week and are 31-205 (23) in 2013-14.  Shawn Horcoff scored with Seguin and Rich Peverley assisting.



Niklas Kronwall: 18 points in 197:30 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Zetterberg: 17 points in 158:43.

Daniel Alfredsson: 12 points in 156:46.

Todd Bertuzzi: 4 points in 127:22.

Pavel Datsyuk: 11 points in 119:50.

Tomas Tatar: 5 points in 118:35.


Detroit was 2-13 this week and are now 34-206 (22) this season.  Justin Abdelkader had a goal and an assist with Alfredsson also finding the back of the net. Kronwall assisted on both goals. Zetterberg is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing back surgery.


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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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