Eastern Edge: Power-Play Situations for Toronto and Carolina

Brennan Des


In this week's Eastern Edge, we'll discuss power-play situations for the Leafs and Hurricanes. These are two of the top teams not only in the East, but the entire league, and their man advantage is a reason why. This piece will talk about the top producers from each team, some guys that are struggling, and what changes have been made. These are very important spots for fantasy so they are worth digging into. Let’s do that:

Conference Rank (League Rank)TeamPP Opportunities/ Games PlayedPP%
1 (1)Toronto Maple Leafs2.8530.9
2 (8)Carolina Hurricanes3.1524
3 (9)New York Rangers2.9723.4
4 (10)Boston Bruins2.9422
5 (14)Buffalo Sabres2.5319.8
6 (15)Ottawa Senators3.2419.2
7 (16)Tampa Bay Lightning3.1419
8 (19)New York Islanders2.6818.7
9 (20)Florida Panthers3.2318.6
10 (22)Pittsburgh Penguins2.8517.5
11 (26)Columbus Blue Jackets2.6116.3
12 (27)Philadelphia Flyers2.8316.2
13 (28)Washington Capitals314.8
14 (30)New Jersey Devils2.6914.4
15 (31)Detroit Red Wings2.7514.1
16 (32)Montréal Canadiens2.9411

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs' power play got off to a rough start this year, converting on 14.8% of their chances through nine games in October. An unproductive power play led to underwhelming starts for some of Toronto's top players. For example, Mitch Marner failed to register a point with the man advantage in October. Without any power-play production, he started the year with just three points in nine games. Auston Matthews put up just two points through six October appearances (he missed the team's first three games while re