Powerful or Powerless

Doran Libin

2015-11-09

Taking a close look at the power play of the Wild, Blues, Stars, Ducks, Coyotes and Blackhawks…

 

This week the focus turns to power plays as two of best, two of the worst and two of most interesting are featured. Listed for each team is any player receiving two or more minutes per game as that is the minimum for any player amount of power play time for it to significantly affect their point totals.  A player on the first unit of a power play that is clicking can count on adding 20 points on top of their even strength point totals. Those on the best units can rack up another 10 to 20 points on top of that. The opposite is also true, it does not matter how much power play time a player receives if that power play does not produce goals. Power plays, however, are often fickle beasts as the success of a unit, and the fortunes of the players within, can change drastically from year to year.

 

Minnesota Wild  (21.7%)

Name

Games

PP TOI

PP Pts

PP P60

PP SF60

PP On-ice SH%

Ryan Suter

13

3.72

5

6.21

40.97

18.18%

Mikko Koivu

13

3.54

4

5.21

43

18.18%

Zach Parise

12

3.54

4

5.64

42.33

16.67%

Mikael Granlund

13

3.47

2

2.66