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Michael Finewax reports that the Wild and the Maple Leafs have scored the most power play goals but the …

It is interesting to see that just two weeks into the NHL season how the power play is working for some teams and not for others.

The Red Wings were having no luck at all on the power play until they played the Flyers on Saturday and potted their first three goals of the campaign.

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The Blues have had little trouble as they have scored six times in just 16 opportunities and have not had any player play more than 9:53 minutes with the man-advantage as they are spreading their time around.

The Devils are struggling as they miss Ilya Kovalchuk who was the top player by far both in even strength situations and especially with the extra man. They have scored only once in 15 chances.

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ANAHEIM

Ryan Getzlaf: 1 point in 24:16 minutes of power play time.

Corey Perry:  1 point in 24:10.

Sami Vatanen: Three points in 22:01.

Cam Fowler: Zero points in 21:30.

Nick Bonino: 1 point in 15:46.

Teemu Selanne: Zero points in 13:39.

The Ducks were 0-12 this week and have scored only once in 21 chances. They have had plenty of shots on net as they have taken 40 shots in the 21 opportunities which is the second highest percentage per chance in the league after San Jose who have 49 shots on 23 chances.

BOSTON

Zdeno Chara: 1 point in 14:19 minutes of power play time.

David Krejci: 1 point in 14:09.

Jarome Iginla: Zero points in 14:03.

Torey Krug: 2 points in 13:16.

Milan Lucic: 2 points in 11:58.

Loui Eriksson: Zero points in 8:26.

The Bruins were 0-7 this week and are now 2-14 this season. Krug and Krejci led the team at 7:41 minutes apiece with Iginla and Krug the only other players over seven minutes.

BUFFALO

Christian Ehrhoff: Zero points in 22:41 minutes of power play time.

Thomas Vanek: 2 points in 22:33.

Cody Hodgson: 2 points in 21:35.

Tyler Ennis: Zero points in 21:03.

Tyler Myers: Zero points in 17:29.

Steve Ott: Zero points in 12:06.

The Sabres hit the board as the power play was 2-8 and are now 2-21 this season. Jamie McBain and Hodgson each had a goal and an assist while Vanek assisted on both.

CALGARY

Dennis Wideman: 2 points in 22:01 minutes of power play time.

Jiri Hudler: 4 points in 19:52.

Curtis Glencross: 2 points in 16:44.

Kris Russell: Zero points in 14:12.

David Jones: Zero points in 14:07.

Mark Giordano: 3 points in 13:50.

The Flames were 3-7 and are 4-18 this season. Wideman, Giordano and Glencross each had a goal and an assist while Hudler set up all three goals.

CAROLINA                                                                                             

Eric Staal: 1 point in 27:06 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: 1 point in 26:03.

Justin Faulk: 1 point in 20:06.

Jiri Tlusty: Zero points in 19:39.

Jeff Skinner: 3 points in 18:34.

Ryan Murphy: Zero points in 17:31.

The Hurricanes were 3-21 this past week as they had the most chances of any NHL team.  Skinner led the way with two goals and a helper and Semin also chipped in with a goal. Nathan Gerbe had two assists with Staal picking up one. Faulk took over from Murphy as the quarterback of the first unit.

CHICAGO

Patrick Kane: 3 points in 20:17 minutes of power play time.

Duncan Keith: Zero points in 19:58.

Patrick Sharp: 3 points in 19:43.

Jonathan Toews: 2 points in 19:00.

Bryan Bickell: Zero points in 13:52.

Andrew Shaw: 1 point in 12:06.

Chicago was 3-11 this week and are 5-20 this season. Kane had two goals and an assist with Toews scoring once and setting up one of Kane's goals. Sharp assisted on all three goals. Andrew Shaw also drew an assist. It was a surprise to see that Marian Hossa only saw 4:12 minutes on the power play this week in three games.

COLORADO

Erik Johnson: Zero points in 17:45 minutes of power play time.

Paul Stastny: 1 point in 17:37.

Alex Tanguay: 2 points in 17:04.

Ryan O'Reilly: 2 points  in 16:19.

Matt Duchene: 2 points in 16:35.

P. A. Parenteau: Zero points in 15:50.

The Avs were 2-10 this week and are currently 4-19 during the first two weeks. O'Reilly and rookie Nathan MacKinnon were the goal scorers while Gabriel Landeskog, Duchene and Stastny had assists. Steve Downie and Landeskog led the team in time on ice with 9:40 and 9:37 minutes respectively.

COLUMBUS

Jack Johnson: 2 points in 14:02 minutes of power play time.

James Wisniewski: 2 points in 13:31.

Marian Gaborik: 2 points in 12:42.

Cam Atkinson: 1 point in 12:12.

Artem Anisimov: Zero points in 12:01.

Brandon Dubinsky: 1 point in 9:04.

The Blue Jackets were 1-8 during the second week of the season and are now 3-13. Johnson scored with Wisniewski and Gaborik assisting. Fedor Tyutin played his first game of the season and will see plenty of power play time this season.

DALLAS

Jamie Benn: 1 point in 11:02 minutes of power play time.

Sergei Gonchar: Zero points in 10:56.

Alex Chiasson: 3 points in 10:19.

Tyler Seguin: 3 points in 10:01.

Rich Peverley: Zero points in 7:30.

Erik Cole: Zero points in 6:32.

The Stars were 3-8 this week and vaulted up the standings as they are now 3-13. Chiasson and Seguin each had a goal and two assists with Jodie Benn also scoring. Jamie Benn and Gonchar also chipped in with one assist. Ray Whitney slid down the depth chart on the power play this week as he was 10th on the Stars in power play TOI with only 1:57 minutes over two games.

DETROIT

Niklas Kronwall: 3 points in 16:28 minutes of power play time.

Daniel Alfredsson: 3 points in 16:26.

Pavel Datsyuk: 1 point in 16:10.

Henrik Zetterberg: 1 point in 16:09.

Johan Franzen: Zero points in 13:20.

Todd Bertuzzi: 1 point in 11:54.

Detroit was 3-9 this week and are 3-17 this season. They finally scored on Saturday as they were 3-7 against the Capitals. Kronwall led the way with a goal and two assists and Alfredsson assisted on all three goals. Datsyuk and Bertuzzi also found the back of the net and Zetterberg picked up the other assist.

EDMONTON

Justin Schultz: 2 points in 20:08 minutes of power play time.

Taylor Hall: 1 point in 18:32.

David Perron: 1 point in 17:49.

Jordan Eberle: 1 point in 17:19.

Ales Hemsky: 1 point in 15:14.

Anton Belov: 1 point in 15:11.

The Oilers were 3-12 this week and are 5-20. The return of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins helped as he had two goals and an assist while Ryan Smyth scored once. Schultz, Perron, Hall, Belov and Boyd Gordon also drew assists. Nail Yakupov was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

FLORIDA

Brian Campbell: 1 point in 32:10 minutes of power play time.

Tomas Fleischmann: 2 points in 26:07.

Tom Gilbert: Zero points in 25:40.

Kris Versteeg: 1 point in 21:11.

Brad Boyes: 1 point in 19:20.

Jonathan Huberdeau: 1 point in 19:11.

The Panthers were 3-16 this past week and are now 3-27. Aleksander Barkov, Boyes and Huberdeau scored while Fleischmann had two assists. Campbell and Versteeg also got helpers.

LOS ANGELES

Drew Doughty: 1 point in 20:07 minutes of power play time.

Anze Kopitar: 3 points in 18:39.

Jeff Carter: 3 points  in 18:11.

Mike Richards: 1 point in 17:49.

Dustin Brown: 1 point in 13:37.

Justin Williams: 1 point in 12:04.

The Kings were 2-12 this week and are 5-20 this season. Carter and Brown scored with the man-advantage while Carter, Kopitar and Richards drew assists. Slava Voynov played just 5:09 on the power play in four games this week after being on the first power play during week one.

MINNESOTA

Ryan Suter: 3 points  in 23:18 minutes of power play time.

Jason Pominville: 1 point in 22:41.

Zach Parise: 3 points in 22:04.

Mikko Koivu: 2 points in 21:49.

Dany Heatley: 1 point in 21:48.

Mikael Granlund: 2 points in 15:16.

The Wild were 4-14 this week and are firing on all cylinders as they are 7-23 thus far.  Parise had two goals with Jared Spurgeon picking up one and adding an assist. Mathew Dumba also scored for Minnesota. Suter had a couple of helpers with Koivu, Heatley, Granlund, Nino Niederreiter and Jonas Brodin also drawing assists.

MONTREAL

P.K. Subban: 4 points in 25:09 minutes of power play time.

Andrei Markov: 2 points in 21:20.

Alex Galchenyuk: 2 points in 15:10.

Rene Bourque:1 point in 14:29.

Brendan Gallagher: 2 points in 14:04.

David Desharnais: Zero points in 12:59.

The Canadiens were 4-8 this week and have scored six times in 21 opportunities. Subban had a goal and two assists with Max Pacioretty getting a goal and one assist. Gallagher and Tomas Plekanec  also found the back of the net. Markov had two assists while Galchenyuk, Raphael Diaz and Francis Bouillon had one apiece. Lars Eller only had 3:34 minutes of power play time this week in three games despite being tied for the Habs lead in scoring.

NASHVILLE

Patric Hornqvist: 1 point in 15:15 minutes of power play time.

Shea Weber: 1 point in 14:56.

David Legwand: 1 point in 14:30.

Seth Jones: 2 points in 14:25.

Matt Cullen: 1 point in 13:06.

Mike Fisher: 1 point in 12:21.

The Predators were 3-9 this week and are now 3-16 in 2013-14. Jones led the way with a goal and an assist while Colin Wilson and Filip Forsberg each scored, Weber, Hornqvist, Legwand, Cullen and Fisher had assists.

NEW JERSEY

Marek Zidlicky: Zero points in 15:33 minutes of power play time.

Jaromir Jagr: Zero points in 15:23.

Travis Zajac: 1 point in 14:56.

Patrik Elias: Zero points in 14:00.

Michael Ryder: Zero points in 13:49.  

Damien Brunner: 1 point in 11:09.

The Devils were 1-11 this week and are now 1-15 this season, the worst in the NHL. Brunner was the lone goal scorer with Zajac and Adam Henrique drawing assists.   

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Lubomir Visnovsky: 1 point in 17:25 minutes of power play time.

John Tavares: 2 points in 16:49.

Kyle Okposo: 1 point in 16:05.

Matt Moulson: Zero points in 15:25.

Frans Nielsen: 1 point in 13:27.

Joshua Bailey: 1 point in 6:37.

The Islanders were 2-11 during the seven days and are currently 3-15. Tavares and Matt Donovan scored with Okposo, Nielsen, Bailey and Peter Regin assisting.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Brad Richards: 2 points in 18:40 minutes of power play time.

Derek Stepan: 4 points in 16:59.

Michael Del Zotto: Zero points in 16:58.

Derick Brassard: 2 points in 15:07.

Mats Zuccarello: Zero points in 12:49.

Benoit Pouliot: Zero points in 11:07.

The Rangers were 3-13 this week as at least part of their game is working. They are 4-17 this season.  Ryan Callahan scored twice with Richards getting a goal and an assist. Stepan assisted on all three goals and has had a hand in all four Ranger power play goals. Brassard chipped in with a pair of assists. Rick Nash is out of action.  

OTTAWA

Erik Karlsson: 1 point in 15:13 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Wiercioch: 1 point in 12:52.

Bobby Ryan: 2 points in 8:41.

Milan Michalek: Zero points in 8:18.

Kyle Turris: Zero points in 7:33.

Jason Spezza: 1 point in 7:05.

The Senators were 2-8 this week and are now 2-12. Ryan had both goals for the Senators, a big difference from last season where he was relegated to the second power play with the Ducks. Karlsson, Wiercioch, Spezza and Chris Phillips drew assists.

PHILADELPHIA

Claude Giroux: Zero points in 31:06 minutes of power play time.

Kimmo Timonen: Zero points in 27:47.

Jakub Voracek: Zero points in 25:37.

Brayden Schenn: 2 points in 24:49.

Mark Streit: 2 points in 24:18.

Wayne Simmondsl: Zero points in 23:48.

The Flyers were 0-13 on the power play and are now struggling at 2-27 this season. Kimmo Timonen saw the most time on the power play at 15:12 minutes.

PHOENIX

Mike Ribeiro: 1 point in 20:12 minutes of power play time.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 1 point in 18:34.

Radim Vrbata: 2 points in 16:33.

Martin Hanzal: 1 point in 15:33.

Shane Doan: 2 points in 10:42.

Keith Yandle: 1 point in 10:28.

The Coyotes were 3-16 this week and are now 4-20 this season. Doan had a goal and an assist with Ekman-Larsson and Mikkel Boedker scoring as well. Ribeiro, Vrbata, Hanzal, Derek Morris and David Schlemko had assists.  

PITTSBURGH

Evgeni Malkin: 2 points in 16:42 minutes of power play time.

Sidney Crosby: 4 points in 16:37.

Paul Martin: Zero points in 15:04.

Chris Kunitz: 2 points in 13:01.

Jussi Jokinen: 4 points in 11:21.

Matt Niskanen: 1 point in 10:25.

The Penguins were terrific on the power play this week striking five times in 11 chances and are now 5-14 this season. Crosby and Jokinen led the way with two goals and two assists each, while Malkin and Kunitz each had a pair of helpers. Brandon Sutter and rookie Olli Maatta had assists as well.

ST. LOUIS

Kevin Shattenkirk: 3 points in 9:53 minutes of power play time.

Chris Stewart: 1 point in 8:50.

Derek Roy: 4 points in 8:35.

Vladimir Tarasenko: 1point in 8:30.

Alex Pietrangelo: 2 points in 8:28.

Alexander Steen: 2 points in 7:30.

Patrik Berglund: 1 point in 7:23.

The Blues were 3-8 for the second week in a row. As you can see by the ice time above, coach Ken Hitchcock spreads the power play time around. Roy had a goal and an assist with Tarasenko and David Backes also scoring. Shattenkirk had two helpers with Steen, Pietrangelo and T. J. Oshie picking up assists as well.

SAN JOSE

Dan Boyle: Zero points in 21:41 minutes of power play time.

Joe Pavelski: 2 points in 21:06.

Joe Thornton: Zero points in 21:05.

Patrick Marleau: 2 points in 20:02.

Logan Couture: Zero points in 19:15.

Matt Irwin: 2 points in 14:35.

The Sharks were 3-11 this week and are 5-23 this season.  Marleau, Tomas Hertl and Justin Braun scored while Pavelski, Irwin, Jason Demers, Tyler Kennedy, Tommy Wingels and Matthew Nieto drew assists.

TAMPA BAY

Martin St. Louis: 3 points in 17:41 minutes of power play time.

Steve Stamkos: 2 points in 17:41.

Teddy Purcell: 4 points  in 16:45.

Ryan Malone: 1 point in 15:37.

Sami Salo: 2 points in 12:07.

Valtteri Filppula: 1 point in 12:06.

The Lightning scored a week leading five times this week tying the Penguins for the most goals. They are now 6-19 after getting 13 chances in week two.  Purcell led the way with two goals and an assist while Alex Killorn had one of each. Stamkos and Filppula also scored. St. Louis and Salo chipped in with a couple of assists apiece. Malone, Matt Carle and  Richard Panik also hit the scoresheet with assists.

TORONTO

Dion Phaneuf: 1 point in 24:17 minutes of power play time.

Phil Kessel: 2 points in 22:43.

James van Riemsdyk: 2 points  in 22:20.

Tyler Bozak: 3 points in 21:38.

Cody Franson: 3 points 20:38.

Nazem Kadri: 3 points in 14:10.

The Maple Leafs were 3-9 and are tied for the NHL lead with the Wild at seven goals apiece. They are 7-24 this season. Joffrey Lupul, van Riemsdyk and Bozak scored with Kessel, Phaneuf, Franson, Jake Gardiner, Morgan Rielly and Kadri drawing assists. 

VANCOUVER

Daniel Sedin: 2 points in 20:53 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Sedin: 2 points in 20:53.

Jason Garrison: 1 point in 20:40.

Ryan Kesler: Zero points in 19:24.

Alexander Edler: 1 point in 17:41.

Dan Hamhuis: Zero points in 12:26.

The Canucks were 0-6 this week and are now 2-19. The Sedin twins are tied in ice time.

WASHINGTON

Mike Green: 4 points in 21:47 minutes of power play time.

Alex Ovechkin: 5 points in 21:40.

Nicklas Backstrom: 3 points in 18:04.

Troy Brouwer: Zero points in 15:43.

Mikhail Grabovski: 4 points in 15:15.

Joel Ward: 2 points in 5:31.

The Capitals went 0-7 this week after having the best power play in the NHL in week one. They are now 6-19 this season which is tied for third overall behind St. Louis and Pittsburgh.

WINNIPEG

Dustin Byfuglien: 4 points in 28:15 minutes of power play time.

Tobias Enstrom: 4 points in 27:25

Andrew Ladd: 1 point in 20:21.

Bryan Little: 1 point in 20:47.

Blake Wheeler: 2 points in 20:22.

Mark Scheifele: 1 point in 19:11.

The Jets were 2-14 this week and are now 5-27. Little and Wheeler scored with defensemen Byfuglien and Enstrom setting up both goals.

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