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Power Play Report

Red Wings and Preds Hot

by Matt Riegler
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Detroit and Pittsburgh managed 20 power play opportunities last week, and the Red Wings were matched by Nashville to lead the way with five goals. The man-advantage was capitalized on a lot more in the second week of action, with 63 goals compared to the 42 goals in the opening week.

Your three stars of the week belong to Claude Giroux (four points), along with Jakub Voracek and Thomas Vanek (three points each), as the Canucks’ tre-krona trio put period’s-worth of effort into the ledger.


This week we are doing a weekly look at how everyone produced per team.


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Cam Fowler:  2 points (a goal) in 11:31 of power play time

Sami Vatanen: 2 points (a goal) in 11:08

Corey Perry:  1 point in 11:08

Ryan Getzlaf: 1 point in 10:45

Ryan Kesler:  no points in 9:58

Kevin Bieksa: no points in 5:11

The Ducks improved with the man-advantage in the second week of the season, going 2/8 over their three games. Fowler once again leads the way, and one can’t help but continue to wonder how much this may help GM Bob Murray’s attempt to bring Hampus Lindholm back into the fold.



Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 1 point (a goal) in 18:13 of power play time

Alex Goligoski: 1 points in 11:35

Martin Hanzal: no points in 11:18

Max Domi: no points in 11:13

Radim Vrbata: no points in 9:28

Shane Doan: 1 point in 9:10

The Coyotes went just 1/12 with the man-advantage in the second week of the season over four games.  That makes them 2/19 to kick off the season, a confusing result give the sheer fire power in their lineup. While another season of growth would ultimately be a net-positive for Arizona, dominance on the power play would go a long way towards both the enjoyment of the season and growth for the talented youth.



David Backes: 1 point in 12:25 of power play time

Torey Krug: no points in 12:24

David Krejci: 1 point in 12:08

Brad Marchand: no points in 11:23

David Pastrnak: no points in 9:34

Patrice Bergeron: no points in 9:07

The Bruins went just 1/14 in three games with the man-advantage in the second week of the season, which puts them at just 2/20 on the season. They may not have been projected to lead the league on the power play, but this is something else. Once the Bruins find a formula that works however, expect it to be a strength of the club. They’re just too talented.



Ryan O'Reilly: 1 point in 9:21 of power play time

Kyle Okposo: 1 point in 8:56

Rasmus Ristolainen: 1 point in 8:40

Sam Reinhart: no points 7:56

Matt Moulson: no points in 6:58

Brian Gionta: no points in 4:39

The Sabres went 1/10 on the power play in the second week of the season, but it was just in two games. Okposo and Ristolainen are already paying dividends, but coach Dan Bylsma was more out of Sam Reinhart. It’s tough to keep a good scorer down, expect the youngster to find his groove sooner rather than later.



Dougie Hamilton: no points in 16:56 of power play time

Mark Giordano: no points in 16:18

Sean Monahan: no points in 15:14

Johnny Gaudreau: no points in 14:39

Troy Brouwer: no points in 14:11

Sam Bennett: no points in 10:56

The Flames went 0/15 on the power play in three games in the second week of the season, which included games against Buffalo and Carolina. They’re now a woeful 1/25 on the season, and it’s tough to imagine it’s at all possible this rate can continue much longer.  Expect Calgary to figure it out soon.



Justin Faulk: 1 point (a goal) in 14:43 of power play time

Jordan Staal: no points in 14:26

Elias Lindholm: 1 point in 14:10

Teuvo Teravainen: 1 point in 13:54

Sebastian Aho: 1 point in 12:58

Jeff Skinner: 2 points (a goal) in 10:34

The Hurricanes went 3/15 in three games in the second week of the season, giving them a robust 6/21 total thus far. The infusion of Teravainen and Aho have been a boon for them so far, making their man-advantage the strongest point of the team. Carolina probably won’t succeed on the power play (about) a third of the time all season long, but don’t expect too many cold streaks either.



Patrick Kane: no points in 16:25 of power play time

Artemi Panarin: 1 point (a goal) in 14:18

Brent Seabrook: 1 point in 14:08

Jonathan Toews: no points 13:31

Duncan Keith: 1 point in 12:44

Artem Anisimov: 1 point in 9:11

The Blackhawks went 2/13 on the power play over three games in the second week of the season, lifting their total to 5/25 thus far. Yet again we see coach Joel Quenneville going full force with his man-advantage. We all know they’re a top-heavy team this year, more than most previous, and until one or two of the youngsters step up, don’t expect much change.



Tyson Barrie: 2 points in 11:36 of power play time

Matt Duchene: 1 point in 11:09

Jarome Iginla: 1 point (a goal) in 10:51

Nathan MacKinnon: 1 point in 9:43

Blake Comeau: 1 point (a goal) in 9:33

Carl Soderberg: no points in 8:28

The Avalanche went 3/14 on the power play in the second week of the season, and are now an impressive 5/17 combined.  Comeau has just 11 goals and 36 points on the power play in his career, so we wouldn’t expect him to stick around long. With the campaign still in the early goings, coach Jared Bednar is just experimenting with combinations.



Nick Foligno: 2 points (a goal) in 2:32 of power play time

Alexander Wennberg: 1 point in 2:32

Zach Werenski: 2 points (a goal) in 2:32

Cam Atkinson: 1 point in 1:57

Brandon Saad: no points in 1:18

Oliver Bjorkstrand: no points in 1:11

The Blue Jackets had just four power play opportunities in the second week of the season, and they converted on two of them. Which brings their sum to 4/9 thus far. Now that’s efficiency. It’s still unclear what to expect of them this year, but they’re off to a fantastic start with the man-advantage if nothing else.



Jamie Benn: 1 point (a goal) in 10:40 of power play time

Tyler Seguin: 1 point in 10:29

Devin Shore: no points in 10:21

John Klingberg: 1 point in 10:04

Jason Spezza: no points in 9:46

Radek Faksa: no points in 9:33

The Stars went 1/11 in the second week of the season with the man-advantage, but that puts them at just 3/17 thus far. We’ve now seen Shore and Faksa see significant time on the power play in place of veterans, expect that to continue over the long haul. But without more immediate success coach Lindy Ruff may rely on veterans to get the job done.



Mike Green: 2 points (a goal) 21:43 of power play time

Frans Nielsen: 1 point 17:27

Henrik Zetterberg: 1 point in 17:25

Tomas Tatar: 1 point in 17:01

Thomas Vanek: 3 points (a goal) in 16:56

Gustav Nyquist: 1 point in 13:10

The Red Wings’ power play went off in the second week of the season, going 5/21 in four games. That volume of both opportunity and success is remarkable, and can really carry a team. They’re no 6/29 on the season with the man-advantage and until they cool off, this is probably your top-six for the foreseeable future.



Jordan Eberle: no points in 6:37 of power play time

Connor McDavid: no points in 6:25

Milan Lucic: no points in 6:25

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: no points in 6:23

Benoit Pouliot: no points in 6:23

Oscar Klefbom: no points in 6:13

The Oilers went 0/7 in three games over the second week of the season, bringing their campaign totals to 3/18. It’s hard to imagine they’ll have too many more oh-fers the rest of the season, so stay patient.



Aleksander Barkov: 1 point in 12:34 of power play time

Keith Yandle: no points in 12:06

Jaromir Jagr: 2 points (a goal) in 11:50

Vincent Trocheck: no points in 11:29

Aaron Ekblad: 1 point (a goal) in 11:25

Jonathan Marchessault: 2 points in 11:07

The Panthers were much better in the second week of the season on the power play, going 2/13 and raising their totals to 2/18. Ouch. That’s not the kind of rate that’s commiserate with their fire power. Expect things to pick up, eventually.



Drew Doughty: no points in 15:21 of power play time

Jeff Carter: no points in 14:11

Anze Kopitar: no points in 14:09

Tyler Toffoli: no points in 13:49

Jake Muzzin: no points in 12:12

Alec Martinez: 1 point in 9:17

The Kings went 2/14 on the man-advantage in the second week of the season, bringing their campaign sum up to 3/17. That’s not such a bad rate and we’ve already seen an interesting swap of Dustin Brown for Alec Martinez, at least far as top time-earners go. Los Angeles is highly dependent on their top talent in all three phases of the game, so if anyone else heats up, expect them to see additional opportunities like Tanner Pearson has.



Ryan Suter: 1 point in 15:48of power play time

Zach Parise: 1 point in 14:12

Matt Dumba: no points in 13:58

Mikael Granlund: no points in 12:16

Charlie Coyle: 1 point (a goal) in 12:04

Mikko Koivu: no points in 11:46

The Wild went 1/13 on the power play during the second week of the season, which brings their campaign sum to 2/22 thus far. Ouch. Coach Bruce Boudreau is known for his ability to unlock offensive potential in his teams, mainly because he has a history of doing so in Washington and Anaheim. Minnesota doesn’t have an Alex Ovechkin or Corey Perry, but they can do better than this.



Shea Weber: 1 point (a goal) in 11:55 of power play time

Andrei Markov: 1 point in 11:17

Brendan Gallagher: no points in 10:21

Alex Galchenyuk: 1 point in 10:04

Max Pacioretty: no points in 9:45

Alexander Radulov: 1 point (a goal) in 9:16

The Canadiens are now 3/21 on the season with the man-advantage, which includes going 2/15 over three games in the second week of action. They have perhaps the most thunderous combination of fire power in Canada, especially with Weber, Pacioretty and Radulov as the main trigger-men. Expect their rates to pick up yet another notch.



James Neal: no points in 9:10 of power play time

PK Subban: 2 points (a goal) in 8:56

Filip Forsberg: 2 points in 8:24

Roman Josi: 2 points in 7:46

Mike Ribeiro: 1 point (a goal) in 6:32

Ryan Ellis: 2 points in 6:16

The Predators continued to prey on teams taking liberties on them, going 5/11 in the second week of action which brings their campaign total to 9/19.  They certainly have the talent to be an elite power play team, but nearly 50% flies a bit too close to the sun for anyone. If you ever need an assist towards the end of the week, it’d be a good idea to scoop up someone on Nashville.



Taylor Hall: 2 points (both goals) in 11:45 of power play time

Kyle Palmieri: 2 points (a goal) in 11:38

Adam Henrique: no points in 11:07

Michael Cammalleri: 1 point in 11:03

Travis Zajac: 1 point in 10:49

PA Parenteau: no points in 9:45

Damon Severson: 2 points in 9:31

Hey look at that, it’s the same top-six from last week. Only this time The Devils went 3/13 on the power play, bringing their sum to 3/18.  Hall and Cammalleri will likely be their most productive men with the man-advantage, as it’ll be up to everyone else to either feed them or step up like Damon Severson has with two points in 9:31 last week. The young defender is quickly becoming a favorite in the Garden State, appears to be set to outpace his first two campaigns.



John Tavares: no points in 6:34 of power play time

Josh Bailey: no points in 6:33

Ryan Strome: no points in 6:06

Brock Nelson: no points in 4:24

Travis Hamonic: no points in 4:13

Cal Clutterbuck: no points in 3:48

The Islanders went goalless in six power play opportunities during the second week of action, bringing their season sum to 1/15. This is now two weeks of poor play with man-advantage, but don’t hit the panic-button just yet. Sometimes chemistry just takes some time to develop.



Ryan McDonagh: 2 points in 11:50 of power play time

Kevin Hayes: no points in 11:15

Brandon Pirri: 1 point in 10:58

Derek Stepan: 1 point in 10:14

Mika Zibanejad: no points in 10:12

Mats Zuccarello: no points in 9:29

The Rangers went 3/12 on the power play over four games during their second week of action, which brings their season’s sum to 4/19. What you see above, at least in the immediate future, is likely to be their top-men. New York will be a great source of power play points all season long but we’ll likely not see a great concentration on any one player.



Erik Karlsson: 1 point in 9:35 of power play time

Derick Brassard: no points in 8:33

Mike Hoffman: 1 point in 8:16

Mark Stone: no points in 7:50

Bobby Ryan: 1 point (goal) in 7:19

Kyle Turris: no point in 6:13

The Senators went just 1/8 over three games in the second week of action, giving them a total of 1/14 so far this season. That’s not going to get it done. Ottawa may have a unique problem with too many shooters, and not enough talent to distribute the puck to get the penalty killers out of position. Or, they’re just in a cold streak and they’ll heat up soon.  Stay tuned.



Claude Giroux: 4 points in 15:45 of power play time

Wayne Simmonds: 3 points (all goals) in 14:42

Shayne Gostisbehere: 1 point in 14:18

Jakub Voracek: 3 points in 13:43

Brayden Schenn: no points in 11:19

Mark Streit: no points in 10:52

After whiffing on six opportunities last week, the Flyers went 4/15 in the second week of action. Offensively speaking, Philadelphia is about as straight-forward as it gets. So we wouldn’t expect much of a difference in their top-six from week-to-week.



Phil Kessel: 2 points (a goal) in 18:33 of power play

Evgeni Malkin: 1 point in 18:03

Patric Hornqvist: 1 point (goal) in 16:28

Chris Kunitz: no points in 13:08

Nick Bonino: 1 point in 11:36

Trevor Daley: 1 point (goal) in 9:30

The Penguins had 20 power play opportunities last week, but converted on just three. Which brings their season sum to 5/25, an excellent rate for sure. With both Kris Letang and Sidney Crosby out, it’s an impressive rate.



Joe Thornton: 1 point in 15:00 of power play time

Brent Burns: no points in 14:39

Logan Couture: 1 point (goal) in 13:53

Joe Pavelski: 1 point in 13:38

Patrick Marleau: no points in 13:03

Marc-Edouard Vlasic: no points in 11:54

The Sharks went just 1/12 with the man-advantage in the second week of action, bringing their season total to 3/20. That’s not quite the rate we’d expect from such a highly skilled team, but if they were 5/20 would that be more commiserate? Sometimes a little puck-luck goes a long way towards impressions, so remain patient.



Paul Stastny: 1 point (goal) in 11:48 of power play time

Kevin Shattenkirk: 1 point in 11:24

Alex Steen: 1 point in 10:58

Vladimir Tarasenko: no points in 10:56

Alex Pietrangelo: 1 point in 8:13

Jaden Schwartz: no points in 7:56

Welcome back, Mr. Schwartz who has promptly be thrusted into his customary role with the team. The Blues however went just 2/10 in last week on the power play, giving them a sum of 6/23. An elite rate to be sure. Can they keep that up all season? Well, why not? The fire power is certainly there, even when the Tarasenko show is quiet.


Nikita Kucherov: 1 point in 8:47 of power play time

Steven Stamkos: 1 point (goal) in 8:35

Victor Hedman: no points in 8:21

Jonathan Drouin: no points in 8:02

Alex Killorn: no points in 7:25

Tyler Johnson: no points in 7:23

The Lightning went 2/10 last week, placing their season’s rate at 3/19 through two weeks of action. They’re not quite off to the torrid pace expected of them this season as one of hockey’s preferred Cup contenders, but they’re succeeding nonetheless. Sometimes lofty expectations can skew perceptions of success, Tampa Bay is fine just let things unfold.



Jake Gardiner: no points in 9:45 of power play time

Tyler Bozak: no points in 6:52

Mitch Marner: no points in 6:01

James van Riemsdyk: no points in 6:01

William Nylander: 4 points (two goals) in 5:30

Auston Matthews: 3 points (a goal) in 5:30

The Maple Leafs went 4/7 on the power play last week after going 0/8 last week, which brings their season totals to 4/15.  That’s not many opportunities per game through five games, which may be the bigger issue here. Because, as we can see, it’s not the top end talent.






Louis Eriksson: 1 point in 20:04 of power play time

Henrik Sedin: 2 points (a goal) in 20:00

Daniel Sedin: 2 points (a goal) in 19:48

Brandon Sutter: 1 point in 18:10

Alex Edler: 1 point in 8:41

Ben Hutton: no points in 8:33

Yes, those huge TOI’s are real. The Canucks had 17 power play opportunities this week, but scored on just three. They’re a dismal 3/23 thus far, but they’ll need to find another weapon or two to help augment the Sedin brothers and Eriksson.



Alex Ovechkin: 1 point (goal) in 9:43 of power play time

John Carlson: no points in 8:15

T.J. Oshie: 1 point (goal) in 7:00

Evgeny Kuznetsov: no points in 6:51

Andre Burakovsky: no points in 6:48

Nicklas Backstrom: 1 point in 6:02

The Capitals only collected eight power play opportunities, but scored twice during the second week of action. They’re not 2/16 on the season, which is strange given their talent pool. Expect them to pick it up soon.



Dustin Byfuglien: no points in 12:51 of power play time

Mark Scheifele: no points in 12:49

Blake Wheeler: no points in 12:10

Mathieu Perreault: no points in 10:59

Patrik Laine: 1 point (goal) in 9:58

Nikolaj Ehlers: 1 point in 9:52

The Jets scored just one power play goal for the second week in a row, this time in 12 tries. Which makes them 2/20 with the man-advantage. That’s not a rate that’ll generate many wins, but don’t fret, this talent pool is too good to be kept at bay for long.