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Power Play Report

Lots of Power Play scoring

by Michael Finewax
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

I know it’s early but 17 teams are scoring at a rate of at least 20 percent on the power play, including eight teams at 25 percent or higher. The Penguins are firing on all cylinders with a 40 percent success rate.

 

Last season, only three teams ended up at 20 percent or higher with the Penguins and Capitals leading the way at 23.4 percent.

 

On the other side of the coin, the Minnesota Wild and Buffalo Sabres have yet to score this season and the worst team last year was Florida at 10 percent.

 

The Wild have had 20 chances with the Sabres playing with the man-advantage 30 times. They both have 40 shots on goal on the power play. Look for Minnesota to be greatly improved but expect the Sabres to stay at or near the bottom all season.

 

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ANAHEIM

Sami Vatanen: 7 points in 42:56 minutes of power play time.

Ryan Getzlaf: 4 points in 37:29.

Corey Perry:  4 points in 36:43.

Ryan Kesler: 4 points in 30:21.

William Karlsson: 1 point in 30:21.

Cam Fowler: 3 points in 29:07.

 

The Ducks were 3-15 this week and are 9-39 this season. Vatanen once again led the way with a goal and an assist with Perry and Matt Beleskey also finding the back of the net.  Fowler had a pair of assists with Kesler and Karlsson each getting one. Vatanen has seven power play points and none when five-on-five.

 

ARIZONA

Keith Yandle: 7 points in 43:47 minutes of power play time.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 4 points in 41.52.

Antoine Vermette: 3 points in 27:46.

Shane Doan: 1 point in 27:41

Mikkel Boedker: 1 point in 26:22.

Sam Gagner: 1 point in 19:10.

 

The Coyotes were 4-15 this week and are now 8-30. Yandle had a goal and three assists while Ekman-Larsson had one of each. Martin Erat and Justin Hodgson also scored with Lauri Korpikoski and Vermette drawing assists.

 

BOSTON

Torey Krug: 2 points in 29:02 minutes of power play time.

Milan Lucic: 3 points in 24:33.

Dougie Hamilton: 1 point in 23:36.

Zdeno Chara: 1 point in 22:58.

Reilly Smith: 2 points in 22:58.

Loui Eriksson: 1 point in 21:01.

 

The Bruins were 3-8 this week and are 6-30 after three weeks.  Krug had a goal and an assist with Brad Marchande and Carl Soderberg also scoring. Lucic had two helpers while Bergeron Hamilton and David Krejci drew one assist each. Chara is out for four-six weeks.

 

BUFFALO

Tyler Ennis: Zero points in 31:27 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Myers: Zero points in 31:20.

Matt Moulson: Zero points in 30:51.

Drew Stafford: Zero points in 30:08.

Andre Benoit: Zero points in 25:57.

Cody Hodgson: Zero points in 25:27.

 

The Sabres were 0-8 this week on the power play and are 0-30 this season. They have 40 shots on goal.

 

CALGARY

Mark Giordano: 2 points in 30:38 minutes of power play time.

T.J. Brodie: 3 points in 23:58.

Kris Russell: 2 points in 23:05.

Mason Raymond: 1 points in 22:48.

Curtis Glencross: 2 points in 22:02.

Sean Monahan: Zero points in 21:47.

 

The Flames were 2-7 in the last seven days and are 6-30 for the season. Wideman had both goals with Russell assisting on both. Johnny Gaudreau and Jiri Hudler drew assists.

 

CAROLINA                                                                                             

Alexander Semin: 2 points in 20:54 minutes of power play time.

Jiri Tlusty: 4 points in 19:20.

Ryan Murphy: Zero points in 19:08.

Victor Rask: Zero points in 16:57.

Elias Lindholm: 1 point in 16:57.

Riley Nash: 1 point in 15:17.

 

The Hurricanes were 1-8 this week and are now 5-23 with the man-advantage.  Tlusty was the goal scorer with Nash picking up the assist. Nash has taken over for the injured Eric Staal on the power play and the first line.

 

CHICAGO

Patrick Sharp: 6 points in 37:43 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Kane: 5 points in 36:57.

Duncan Keith: 2 points in 35:50.

Jonathan Toews: 3 points in 35:40.

Andrew Shaw: 1 point in 33:45.

Brent Seabrook: 1 point in 23:31.

 

Chicago was 4-14 this week and are 7-35 this season. Kane had two goals and an assist with Sharp picking a goal and two assists. Seabrook finished the scoring while Marian Hossa had two assists. Keith and Brad Richards each chipped in with one assist as did Toews.

 

COLORADO

Matt Duchene: 1 point in 33:30 minutes of power play time.

Tyson Barrie: 3 points in 31:33.

Jarome Iginla: Zero points in 31:16.

Ryan O'Reilly: 3 points in 30:19.

Alex Tanguay: 1 point in 29:30.

Nathan MacKinnon: 2 points in 28:09.

 

The Avs were 4-13 this week and 5-35 this season. Tyson Barrie scored once and added a pair of assists with Gabriel Landeskog, Erik Johnson and Jamie McGinn also scoring. O’Reilly set up two goals with Duchene, Tanguay, MacKinnon and Nick Holden also drawing the assists.

 

COLUMBUS

James Wisniewski: 1 point in 30:59 minutes of power play time.

Tim Erixon: 1 point in 28:36.

Scott Hartnell: 3 points in 28:16.

Ryan Johansen: 5 points in 27:10.

Nick Foligno: 4 points in 26:55.

Jack Johnson: 2 points in 23:24.

                            

The Blue Jackets were 3-12 during the week and are 6-32 overall. Hartnell was in on all three goals with two helpers and a goal while Erixon and Foligno also scored. Johansen had two assists with Johnson and Wisniewski each getting one.

 

DALLAS

Tyler Seguin: 5 points in 28:21 minutes of power play time.

Jason Spezza: 6 points in 27:48.

Jamie Benn: 1 point in 26:41.

Trevor Daley: 3 points in 25:51.

Alex Goligoski: 2 points in 22:51.

Ales Hemsky: 1 point in 18:38.

 

The Stars were 3-13 this week and are 7-28 for the season. Spezza led the way with a goal and an assist while Jamie Benn and Erik Cole also scored. Seguin had two assists with Jordie Benn, Goligoski and Shawn Horcoff adding one assist each.

 

DETROIT

Henrik Zetterberg: Zero points in 29:21 minutes of power play time.

Niklas Kronwall: 1 point in 28:06.

Riley Sheahan: Zero points in 26:19.

Gustav Nyquist: 2 points in 25:00.

Tomas Jurco: Zero points in 23:43.

Tomas Tatar: Zero points in 23:41.

 

Detroit was 0-9 this week to go 2-30 thus far this season.

 

EDMONTON

Justin Schultz: 1 point in 22:18 minutes of power play time.

Taylor Hall: 1 point in 21:36.

David Perron: 2 points in 19:35.

Leon Draisaitl: 1 point in 18:00.

Jordan Eberle: 1 point in 17:56.

Teddy Purcell: 3 points in 17:49.

 

The Oilers were 2-8 this week and are 5-23 on the season.  Eberle and Nikita Nitikin scored with Draisaitl and Purcell assisting.

 

FLORIDA

Brian Campbell: 1 point in 27:10 minutes of power play time.

Dmitry Kulikov: Zero points in 23:47.

Jonathan Huberdeau: 1 point in 20:15.

Jussi Jokinen: 1 point in 20:02.

Aleksander Barkov: Zero points in 19:41.

Aaron Ekblad: Zero points in 16:40.

 

The Panthers were 1-4 in the third week of the season and are now 3-27. Brad Boyes potted the goal for the second week in a row with Huberdeau and Jokinen drawing the assists.

 

LOS ANGELES

Drew Doughty: 2 points in 28:14 minutes of power play time.

Jeff Carter: 3 points in 24:32.

Anze Kopitar: 1 points in 22:33.

Mike Richards: 2 points in 17:47.

Alec Martinez: 1 point in 17:38.

Slava Voynov: 1 point in 16:18.

 

The Kings were 3-7 this week and are 5-27 this season. Carter had two goals and an assist with Kopitar also scoring. Doughty and Tyler Toffoli each chipped in with a pair of assists.  Slava Voynov is under suspension.

 

MINNESOTA

Ryan Suter: Zero points in 29:14 minutes of power play time.

Zach Parise: Zero points in 23:45.

Mikko Koivu: Zero point in 22:47.

Jason Pominville: Zero points in 21:15.

Thomas Vanek: Zero points in 20:14.

Jared Spurgeon: Zero points in 17:01.

 

The Wild were 0-4 this week after a couple of 0-8 weeks. They have yet to score in 20 chances this season.  They have 40 shots on goals which is a high number as they are averaging two shots on goal per power play.

 

MONTREAL

P.K. Subban: 1 point in 29:34 minutes of power play time.

Andrei Markov: 1 point in 28:02.

David Desharnais: 1 point in 18:46.

Max Pacioretty: 1 point in 18:40.

Brendan Gallagher: 1 point in 17:03.

P. A. Parenteau: 1 point in 15:52.

 

The Canadiens were 0-2 this week and are now 3-22.

 

NASHVILLE

Mike Ribeiro: 1 point in 28:48 minutes of power play time.

James Neal: Zero points in 28:23.

Shea Weber: 1 point in 26:58.

Roman Josi: Zero points in 26:32.

Filip Forsberg: 1 point in 23:00.

Ryan Ellis: Zero points in 19:55.

 

The Predators were 0-10 and are currently 2-26.  Nashville has 32 shots on goal in their 26 opportunities.

 

NEW JERSEY

Marek Zidlicky: 2 points in 25:13 minutes of power play time.

Damon Severson: 3 points in 24:23.

Ryane Clowe: Zero points in 22:49.  

Jaromir Jagr: 3 points in 20:31.

Michael Cammalleri: 2 points in 19:37.

Travis Zajac: 1 point in 18:36.

 

The Devils were 5-10 this week and are 8-28 thus far. The veteran Jagr led the way with a couple of goals and an assist while Adam Henrique getting one of each. Jonathon Merrill and Zidlicky completed the goal scoring. Brunner had two assists with Patric Elias, Eric Gelinas and Zajac each getting one helper.  

 

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Kyle Okposo: 5 points in 31:20 minutes of power play time.

John Tavares: 5 points in 31:08.

Brock Nelson: 3 points in 28:10.

Johnny Boychuk: 5 points in 27:00.

Frans Nielsen: 3 points in 25:43.

Ryan Strome: Zero points in 14:22.

 

The Islanders were 1-9 this week and are now 7-30. Tavares scored and was set up by Nielsen and Okposo. Lubomir Visnovsky returned to action this week and led the Islander blueliners in power play time Saturday with 2:39 minutes played while Boychuk played 1:15 and Nick Leddy seeing 58 seconds of action.

 

NEW YORK RANGERS

Ryan McDonagh: 2 points in 24:49 minutes of power play time.

Martin St. Louis: 1 point in 20:51.

Rick Nash: Zero points in 18:32.

Chris Kreider: 1 point in 18:31.

Derick Brassard: 1 point in 18:05.

Daniel Girardi: Zero points in 14:48.

 

The Rangers were 2-5 this week and are now 2-22 this season. Kreider and Chris Mueller were the goal scorers with McDonagh setting up both. Brassard and St. Louis also drew assists.

 

OTTAWA

Erik Karlsson: 3 points in 36:53 minutes of power play time.

Bobby Ryan: 2 points in 24:38.

Clarke MacArthur: 1 point in 24:26.

Kyle Turris: 2 points in 23:02.

David Legwand: 1 point in 22:22.

Alex Chiasson: 2 points in 21:30.

 

The Senators were 2-7 this week and are now 5-29. Ryan had a goal and an assist with Chiasson also scoring. Milan Michalek set up both goals with Karlsson also grabbing an assist.

 

PHILADELPHIA

Mark Streit: 5 points in 38:52 minutes of power play time.

Claude Giroux: 5 points in 35:38.

Jakub Voracek: 3 points in 34:07.

Wayne Simmonds: 4 points in 33:06.

Brayden Schenn: 2 points in 23:10.

Sean Couturier: Zero points in 15:15.

 

The Flyers were 1-8 on the power play and are now 8-31. Brayden Schenn scored the goal and was set up by Streit and Voracek.

                                                                                     

PITTSBURGH

Kris Letang: 4 points in 27:22 minutes of power play time.

Evgeni Malkin: 6 points in 27:16.

Sidney Crosby: 8 points in 25:47.

Chris Kunitz: 3 points in 24:14.

Patric Hornqvist: 5 points in 23:10.

Steve Downie: 1 point in 11:08.

 

The Penguins were 2-8 this week and their pp is clicking at a 40 percent rate as they are 10-25. Malkin and Pascal Dupuis scored with Crosby setting up both. Downie also picked up an assist.

 

ST. LOUIS

Kevin Shattenkirk: 4 points in 27:07 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Steen: 2 points in 25:53.

Vladimir Tarasenko: 2 points in 22:34.

David Backes: 3 points in 19:07.

Jaden Schwartz: 3 points in 15:49.

T.J. Oshie: Zero points in 15:44.

 

The Blues were 1-8 this week and are now 7-28. Shattenkirk scored with assists going to Backes and Steen. Alex Pietrangelo is sliding down the power play depth chart as he is eighth overall in time played, behind Jay Bouwmeester.

 

SAN JOSE

Joe Thornton: 2 points in 39:15 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Marleau: 5 points in 38:53.

Brent Burns: 4 points in 38:01.

Logan Couture: 5 points in 38:00.

Joe Pavelski: 4 points in 35:02.

Tommy Wingels: 2 points in 18:51.

 

The Sharks were 4-13 this week and moved up the standings as they are now 9-36 with the man-advantage. Pavelski potted a couple of goals with Couture picking up one and getting two helpers. Wingels also scored and Marleau had two assists. Burns, Thornton, Matt Nieto and Tomas Hertl all had one assist. 

 

TAMPA BAY

Steve Stamkos: 4 points in 36:15 minutes of power play time.

Valtteri Filppula: 4 points in 35:22.

Ondrej Palat: 1 point in 27:24.

Ryan Callahan: 3 points in 24:33.

Victor Hedman: 5 points in 20:46.

Anton Stralman: 1 point in 20:46.

 

 

The Lightning were 1-10 this week and are now 8-34. Vladislav Namestnikov scored with Nikita Kucherov and Palat assisting. Hedman is out for six weeks and Anton Stralman has taken over as the quarterback of the first power play.

 

TORONTO

Phil Kessel: 3 points in 29:46 minutes of power play time.

James van Riemsdyk: Zero points in 28:07.

Tyler Bozak: 3 points in 27:09.

Dion Phaneuf: 2 points in 27:00.

Nazem Kadri: Zero points 22:04.

Joffrey Lupul: 1 point in 21:34.

 

The Maple Leafs were 0-7 and are now 5-31. They have not scored in the last two weeks after scoring all five in week one. 

 

VANCOUVER

Radim Vrbata: 5 points in 30:52 minutes of power play time.

Daniel Sedin: 4 points in 30:52.

Henrik Sedin: 3 points in 29:35.

Linden Vey: 2 points in 28:18.

Alexander Edler: 1 point in 24:47.

Nick Bonino: Zero points in 19:09.

 

The Canucks were 3-14 this week and are now 7-33 this season. Vrbata had a big week with a goal and two assists. Henrik Sedin had one of each with Vey also scoring. Daniel Sedin finished the scoring with an assist.

 

WASHINGTON

Alex Ovechkin: 3 points in 26:43 minutes of power play time.

John Carlson: 4 points in 24:04.

Troy Brouwer: Zero points in 23:33.

Nicklas Backstrom: 3 points in 22:14.

Marcus Johansson: 2 points in 21:31.

Evgeny Kuznetsov: 2 points in 14:39.

 

The Capitals went 2-7 this week for a three week total of 7-27. Carlson and Joel Ward were the goal scorers with Backstrom and Johansson chipping in with one assist apiece.

 

WINNIPEG

Tobias Enstrom: 1 point in 37:31 minutes of power play time.

Dustin Byfuglien: Zero points in 35:47.

Bryan Little: 1 point in 29:46.

Andrew Ladd: 1 point in 29:45.

Blake Wheeler: Zero points in 28:52.

Mathieu Perreault: Zero points in 23:58.

 

The Jets were 1-14 this week and have scored once in 28 chances. Little scored with Ladd and Enstrom assisting.

Michael Finewax

Michael Finewax is entering his 16th season as the Senior Hockey Writer and Editor for NBC Sports Edge. You can follow him on Twitter @mfinewaxhockey.