Michael Finewax

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Leafs spreading it around

Monday, January 1, 2018


The Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team in the NHL who do not have at least one player playing 100 or more minutes on the power play. The Leafs spread their power play around so much that they don’t even have anyone who has played 90 minutes on the power play.

 

James van Riemsdyk leads Toronto in pp time with 89:52. That’s 157th in the NHL, meaning on average, every team’s first five players play more than the Leafs top gun. Plus six others as that gets you to 156.

 

The thing is that the Maple Leafs are tied for 12th in power play goals with 25 but are tied for 27th in pp opportunities. Even so, Mike Babcock likes to spread things around in Toronto and it seems to be working out.

 

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ANAHEIM

Rickard Rakell: 8 points in 102:20 minutes of power play time.

Corey Perry: 4 points in 95:45.

Brandon Montour: 6 points in 89:14.

Jakob Silfverberg: 6 points in 84:12.

Cam Fowler: 5 points in 75:00.

Antoine Vermette: 4 points in 66:22.

 

The Ducks were 1-9 this week and are 19-111 this season. Rakell scored with Getzlaf and Silfverberg drawing the assists.

 

ARIZONA

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 8 points in 146:12 minutes of power play time.

Clayton Keller: 11 points in 140:00.

Derek Stepan: 9 points in 123:06.

Max Domi: 6 points in 121:58.

Christian Fischer: 5 points in 93:04.   

Christian Dvorak: 4 points in 79:14.

 

The Coyotes were 3-14 this week and are 22-132 this season. Keller had a goal and an assist while Fischer and Brendan Perlini also scored. Alex Goligoski had two assists with Stepan getting one.

 

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BOSTON

David Pastrnak: 13 points in 123:41 minutes of power play time.

Torey Krug: 5 points in 122:40.

Patrice Bergeron: 8 points in 106:01.

Brad Marchand:  10 points in 95:52.

Charlie McAvoy: 6 points in 80:49.

Danton Heinen: 7 points in 75:17.

 

The Bruins were 3-11 this week and are 26-123 in 2017-18. David Krejci had a goal and an assist while Ryan Spooner and Bergeron also scored. David Backes had two assists with McAvoy, Pastrnak and Krug each drawing one helper.

 

BUFFALO

Jack Eichel: 4 points in 132:07 minutes of power play time.

Ryan O’Reilly: 4 points in 121:08.

Kyle Okposo: 3 points in 110:09.

Evander Kane: 7 points in 106:38.

Sam Reinhart: 3 points in 104:12.

Rasmus Ristolainen: 4 points in 99:31.

 

The Sabres were 1-7 this week and are 14-113 this season. Eichel scored with Okposo and Ristolainen picking up assists.

 

CALGARY

Johnny Gaudreau: 16 points in 136:58 minutes of power play time.

Sean Monahan: 10 points in 136:01.

T.J. Brodie: 9 points in 121:39.

Mark Giordano: 6 points in 103:13.

Matthew Tkachuk: 9 points in 88:03.

Dougie Hamilton: 4 points in 85:26.

 

The Flames were 3-8 this week and are 25-134 this season. Tkachuk scored twice and added an assist while Mikael Backlund had one of each. Giordano two assists with Monahan and Gaudreau each getting one.

 

CAROLINA

Justin Faulk: 5 points in 119:24 minutes of power play time.

Sebastian Aho: 7 points in 112:28.

Teuvo Teravainen: 9 points in 110:46.

Elias Lindholm: 5 points in 110:14.

Jordan Staal: 5 points in 102:45.

Jeff Skinner: 5 points in 91:17.

 

The Hurricanes were 1-7 this week and are 19-123 this season. Aho scored with Staal and Lindholm setting him up.

 

CHICAGO

Patrick Kane: 10 points in 148:51 minutes of power play time.

Duncan Keith: 6 points in 143:29.

Jonathan Toews: 4 points in 138:45.

Brandon Saad: 1 point in 118:58.

Artem Anisimov: 7 points in 101:49.

Nick Schmaltz: 7 points in 96:21.

 

Chicago was 3-10 this week and are 22-147 this season. Schmaltz scored once and assisted on another with Jordan Oesterle and Alex DeBrincat also finding the back of the net. Keith had two assists while Vinnie Hinostroza and Kane had one each.

 

COLORADO

Mikko Rantanen: 14 points in 159:56 minutes of power play time.

Nathan MacKinnon: 16 points in 150:17.

Tyson Barrie: 12 points in 135:31.

Gabriel Landeskog: 7 points in 133:48.

Alexander Kerfoot: 11 points in 113:34.

Sven Andrighetto: 6 points in 101:44.

 

The Avs were 3-10 this week and are 31-156 on the season. Landeskog had a couple of goals while J.T. Compher also found the back of the net. Samuel Girard assisted on all three goals as he is quarterbacking the power play during the absence of Barrie. MacKinnon had two assists and Carl Soderberg chipped in with one.

  

COLUMBUS

Artemi Panarin: 9 points in 124:29 minutes of power play time.

Zach Werenski: 5 points in 109:26.

Seth Jones: 6 points in 99:29.

Nick Foligno: 1 point in 98:58.

Cam Atkinson: 1 point in 86:28.

Alexander Wennberg: 2 points in 81:07.

 

The Blue Jackets were 1-12 this week and are 14-119 in 2017-18.  Werenski scored with Josh Anderson and Pierre-Luc Dubois drawing the assists.  

 

DALLAS

Alexander Radulov: 11 points in 128:36 minutes of power play time.

John Klingberg: 13 points in 130:31.

Tyler Seguin: 13 points in 126:18.

Jamie Benn: 13 points in 122:27.

Jason Spezza: 6 points in 84:59.

Devin Shore: 5 points in 83:05.

 

The Stars were 3-11 this week and are 25-123 this season. Seguin scored once and assisted on another while Radulov and Mattias Janmark also scored. Klingberg and Benn each had two assists while Esa Lindell had one.


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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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