The Stars are Shining in Texas

Mike Finewax
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The Dallas Stars power play moved up a couple of spots this week as they went to 23rd from 25th after going six for 19 with the man-advantage.

A big reason for the improvement has been the acquisition of Tyler Seguin who has 20 points on the power play after just six in the shortened 2012-13 season.

The Stars have a lot of good young players who will be on their power play for years, including Seguin, Jamie Benn and rookie Valeri Nichuskin who will see plenty of time with the man-advantage in the years to come. 


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I’ve added the ranking of each team in brackets as far as power play efficiency is concerned.

ANAHEIM

Corey Perry:  14 points in 222:40 minutes of power play time.

Cam Fowler: 15 points in 216:19.

Ryan Getzlaf: 18 points in 214:51.

Nick Bonino: 19 points in 178:47.

Teemu Selanne: 8 points in 124:10.

Hampus Lindholm: 3 points in 118:43.

Anaheim was 1-9 on the power play this week and are now 38-219 (18) this season.  Francois Beauchemin scored and was set up by Lindholm.

BOSTON

David Krejci: 17 points in 174:48 minutes of power play time.

Torey Krug: 18 points in 170:00.

Jarome Iginla: 13 points in 169:44.

Zdeno Chara: 13 points in 158:51.

Milan Lucic: 12 points in 157:17.

Patrice Bergeron: 7 points in 126:40.

Boston was 2-9 on the power play this week and are now 39-185 (T3) this season.    Bergeron had a hand in both with a goal and an assist while Andrej Meszaros also scored. Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith and Carl Soderberg each had one assist.

BUFFALO

Christian Ehrhoff: 10 points in 218:18 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Ennis: 11 points in 206:47.

Cody Hodgson: 15 points in 170:39.

Tyler Myers: 9 points in 146:22.

Jamie McBain: 3 points in 144:41.

Drew Stafford: 4 points in 124:13.

The Sabres were 0-10 this week and are 29-204 (26) this season. They lost Matt Moulson off their power play as he was dealt to Minnesota.

CALGARY

Jiri Hudler: 11 points in 208:23 minutes of power play time.

Mark Giordano: 14 points in 168:53.

Kris Russell: 8 points in 156:58.

Michael Cammalleri: 7 points in 152:58.

Dennis Wideman: 4 points in 143:54.

Sean Monahan: 5 points in 121:31.

The Flames were 2-13, putting them at 28-202 (T27) this season. Paul Byron and Cammalleri scored with Giordano assisting on both. Monahan and Russell each had one helper.

CAROLINA                                                                                             

Eric Staal: 11 points in 219:48 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: 9 points in 174:54.

Jeff Skinner: 17 points in 171:27.

Andrej Sekera: 13 points in 164:01.

Justin Faulk: 6 points in 142:33.

Jordan Staal: 7 points in 140:29.

The Hurricanes were 1-8 this week and are now 29-224 in 2013-14 (29). Jay Harrison was the lone goal scorer with Jordan Staal and Semin setting him up. 

CHICAGO

Patrick Kane: 24 points in 215:21 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Sharp: 21 points in 212:28.

Jonathan Toews: 13 points in 206:28.

Duncan Keith: 19 points in 204:30.

Andrew Shaw: 8 points in 161:55.

Nick Leddy: 8 points in 134:10.

The Blackhawks were 2-13 this week and are now 44-209 (6) this season. Toews had both goals with assisting on both. Kane and Keith each had one assist.

COLORADO

Matt Duchene: 15 points in 167:06 minutes of power play time.

Erik Johnson: 10 points in 161:52 .

Ryan O'Reilly: 17 points in 161:07.

Gabriel Landeskog: 8 points in 155:13.

Andre Benoit: 8 points in 150:03.

Nathan MacKinnon: 15 points in 145:13.

Colorado was 1-8 this week and are 40-195 this season which is 9th best in the NHL.  Johnson and O’Reilly set up Tyson Barrie for the only power play goal.

COLUMBUS

James Wisniewski: 20 points in 199:50 minutes of power play time.

Jack Johnson: 12 points in 189:41.

Ryan Johansen: 13 points in 160:31.

Brandon Dubinsky: 7 points in 149:39.

R.J. Umberger: 12 points in 140:17.

Cam Atkinson: 8 points in 133:08.

The Blue Jackets were 1-12 this week and are now 41-218 (T14).  Artem Anisimov was the goal scorer.

DALLAS

Tyler Seguin: 20 points in 239:56 minutes of power play time.

Jamie Benn: 14 points in 238:58.

Alex Chiasson: 11 points in 213:01.

Alex Goligoski: 11 points in 208:52.

Erik Cole: 7 points in 171:33.

Ray Whitney: 12 points in 168:02.

Dallas was 6-19 this week and are 37-234 (23) in 2013-14. Seguin had two goals and two assists with Chiasson and Goligoski chipping in with two goals and one assist each. Benn and Whitney each had three helpers while Cole and Sergei Gonchar each had one assist.

DETROIT

Niklas Kronwall: 19 points in 212:39 minutes of power play time.

David Legwand: 16 points in 187:54.

Daniel Alfredsson: 14 points in 172:34.

Henrik Zetterberg: 17 points in 158:43.

Todd Bertuzzi: 7 points in 138:38.

Gustav Nyquist: 5 points in 128:11.

Detroit was 4-12 this week and are now 40-223 (17) this season.  Johan Franzen had two goals and an assist with Bertuzzi also finding the back of the net and adding his first power play assist of the season. Tomas Jurco completed the scoring with Nyquist adding two assists and Danny DeKeyser and Riley Sheahan getting one apiece.

EDMONTON

Jordan Eberle: 16 points in 206:43 minutes of power play time.

Justin Schultz: 8 points in 202:23.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 16 points in 196:23.

Taylor Hall: 12 points in 189:36.

David Perron: 9 points in 181:08.

Sam Gagner: 6 points in 140:08.

Edmonton was 2-9 with the man advantage this week and are now 37-222 (20) this season.  Ryan Smyth and Ales Hemsky scored with Eberle, Andrew Ference, Gagner and Nail Yakupov drawing assists.

FLORIDA

Brian Campbell: 10 points in 271:47 minutes of power play time.

Tomas Fleischmann: 6 points in 169:28.

Brad Boyes: 3 points in 159:15.

Aleksander Barkov: 6 points in 144:06.

Tom Gilbert: 5 points in 146:45.

Dmitry Kulikov: 3 points in 149:32.

The Panthers were 2-15 this week and are now 21-219 (30). Kulikov and Jesse Winchester scored, with Scottie Upshall, Nick Bjugstad, Scott Gomez and Boyes getting assists.

LOS ANGELES

Drew Doughty: 14 points in 256:36 minutes of power play time.

Anze Kopitar: 18 points in 227:53.

Mike Richards: 11 points in 200:52.

Jeff Carter: 11 points in 183:14.

Slava Voynov: 10 points in 182:01.

Justin Williams: 7 points in 158:47.

The Kings were 3-10 this week and are 34-232 (24) this season. Carter scored twice with Alec Martinez potting the other. Kopitar had two assists while Voynov had one.

MINNESOTA

Ryan Suter: 14 points in 245:05 minutes of power play time.

Jason Pominville: 12 points in 225:02.

Dany Heatley: 10 points in 169:46.

Mikko Koivu: 13 points in 167:38.

Zach Parise: 16 points in 164:15.

Mikael Granlund: 10 points in 135:30.

Minnesota was 2-9 this week and are now 37-200 (16) so far this season. Charlie Coyle and Jared Spurgeon scored with Granlund, Matt Moulson, Suter and Jonas Brodin drawing assists.

MONTREAL

P.K. Subban: 22 points in 297:44 minutes of power play time.

Andrei Markov: 20 points in 273:47.

Brendan Gallagher: 8 points in 168:20.

Max Pacioretty: 15 points in 160:39.

David Desharnais: 13 points in 155:41.

Tomas Plekanec: 9 points in 125:00.

The Canadiens were 1-18 this week and are 42-223 (T14) this season.  Alex Galchenyuk scored with the great pointmen Subban and Markov setting him up.

NASHVILLE

Shea Weber: 21 points in 195:52 minutes of power play time.

Patric Hornqvist: 13 points in 179:29.

Roman Josi: 11 points in 172:58.

Mike Fisher: 11 points in 158:19.

Seth Jones: 8 points in 131:26.

Matt Cullen: 7 points in 130:43.

Nashville was 0-9 this week and are now 39-195 in 2013-14 (T10). 

NEW JERSEY

Jaromir Jagr: 14 points in 192:03 minutes of power play time.

Marek Zidlicky: 16 points in 190:58.

Michael Ryder: 7 points in 164:27.

Travis Zajac: 11 points in 161:29.

Andy Greene: 12 points in 156:45.

Adam Henrique: 12 points in 133:46.

The Devils were 2-8 this week and are now 41-197 (7) this season.  Damien Brunner and Zidlicky each had a goal and an assist. Zajac and Patrik Elias had one assist apiece.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS

Kyle Okposo: 13 points in 257:06 minutes of power play time.

John Tavares: 25 points in 241:09.

Frans Nielsen: 18 points in 225:23.

Josh Bailey: 3 points in 102:43.

Brock Nelson: 4 points in 96:07.

Cal Clutterbuck: 0 points in 81:19.

The Islanders were 0-9 this week and are 36-227 (22) this season.

NEW YORK RANGERS

Brad Richards: 17 points in 245:45 minutes of power play time.

Ryan McDonagh: 11 points in 186:31.

Derek Stepan: 15 points in 176:47.

Mats Zuccarello: 15 points in 158:27.

Derick Brassard: 16 points in 157:55.

Chris Kreider: 12 points in 131:50.

The Rangers were 1-8 this week and are 42-210 (T10) this season. Stepan scored with Richards and Martin St. Louis assisting. 

OTTAWA

Erik Karlsson: 26 points in 270:10 minutes of power play time.

Jason Spezza: 18 points in 187:21.

Clarke MacArthur: 13 points in 166:36.

Bobby Ryan: 9 points in 165:52.

Kyle Turris: 10 points in 158:17.

Milan Michalek: 7 points in 134:32.

The Senators were 2-11 this week and are now 41-217 (13). Michalek and Mike Hoffman were the goal scorers with Hemsky and Spezza assisting on both.

PHILADELPHIA

Claude Giroux: 27 points in 238:59 minutes of power play time.

Jakub Voracek: 17 points in 216:33.

Wayne Simmonds: 18 points in 211:45.

Andrew MacDonald: 11 points in 206:41.

Kimmo Timonen: 16 points in 204:04.

Scott Hartnell: 16 points in 194:01.

Philadelphia was 1-4 with the man advantage and are now 46-231 (12) this season. Voracek scored with Giroux and Simmonds setting up the goal.

PHOENIX

Keith Yandle: 25 points in 271:25 minutes of power play time.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 16 points in 255:40.

Mike Ribeiro: 14 points in 222:11.

Radim Vrbata: 19 points in 178:18.

Martin Hanzal: 12 points in 162:55.

Antoine Vermette: 11 points in 152:04.

The Coyotes were 3-9 this week and are now 47-223 (T3) this season.  Vrbata, Lauri Korpikoski and Shane Doan scored with Michael Stone and Yandle picking up two assists. Ekman-Larsson and Ribeiro finished the scoring with one assist.

PITTSBURGH

Sidney Crosby: 31 points in 264:31 minutes of power play time.

Evgeni Malkin: 25 points in 228:20.

Chris Kunitz: 21 points in 226:25.

Matt Niskanen: 13 points in 162:47.

James Neal: 19 points in 160:15.

Jussi Jokinen: 17 points in 131:21.

Pittsburgh was 4-12 and are now 54-212 (1) this season. Malkin had a goal and two helpers with Kunitz, Niskanen and Olli Maatta also finding the back of the net. Crosby had two assists with Neal, Jokinen and Brandon Sutter getting one each.

ST. LOUIS

Kevin Shattenkirk: 22 points in 201:13 minutes of power play time.

Alex Pietrangelo: 16 points in 179:00.

Alexander Steen: 12 points in 168:42.

T.J. Oshie: 13 points in 168:40.

David Backes: 13 points in 150:14.

Derek Roy: 16 points in 144:35.

The Blues were 1-7 this week and are now 47-223 (T3) this season. Shattenkirk and Steen assisted on Oshie’s goal.

SAN JOSE

Joe Thornton: 16 points in 239:42 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Marleau: 17 points in 236:08.

Joe Pavelski: 22 points in 224:36.

Dan Boyle: 14 points in 209:01.

Logan Couture: 11 points in 179:59.

Jason Demers: 9 points in 121:39.

San Jose was 0-11 this week and are 38-234 (21) this season.

TAMPA BAY

Teddy Purcell: 14 points in 202:09 minutes of power play time.

Valtteri Filppula: 13 points in 182:19.

Tyler Johnson: 9 points in 171:59.

Victor Hedman: 8 points in 127:57.

Alex Killorn: 6 points in 123:00.

Sami Salo: 4 points in 110:04.

The Lightning were 1-8 this week to bring them to 34-202 (19) in 2013-14.  Johnson scored with Martin St. Louis and Hedman drawing the assists.

TORONTO

Dion Phaneuf: 9 points in 214:33 minutes of power play time.

Phil Kessel: 19 points in 209:14.

James van Riemsdyk: 15 points in 204:52.

Cody Franson: 17 points 162:40.

Nazem Kadri: 13 points in 148:25.

Joffrey Lupul: 10 points in 142:06.

The Maple Leafs 0-7 this week and are 42-203 (8) in 2013-14.

VANCOUVER

Daniel Sedin: 15 points in 235:06 minutes of power play time.

Ryan Kesler: 14 points in 231:14.

Henrik Sedin: 15 points in 203:37.

Jason Garrison: 13 points in 194:03.

Dan Hamhuis: 3 points in 141:47.

Alexander Edler: 7 points in 132:52.

The Canucks were 1-6 this week and are now 29-208 (T27). Zac Dalpe scored with Kevin Bieksa and Edler assisting.  

WASHINGTON

Alex Ovechkin: 32 points in 315:38 minutes of power play time.

Nicklas Backstrom: 35 points in 245:45.

Troy Brouwer: 16 points in 228:50.

John Carlson: 14 points in 205:39.

Marcus Johansson: 18 points in 193:30.

Mike Green: 15 points in 165:03.

The Capitals were 4-6 in the last seven days and are now 55-237 (2) this season.  Ovechkin and Green each had a goal and an assist with Brouwer and Brooks Laich also lighting up the lamp. Backstrom and Carlson had two helpers while Karl Alzner and Jason Chimera each picked up one assist.

WINNIPEG

Dustin Byfuglien: 21 points in 229:45 minutes of power play time.

Tobias Enstrom: 8 points in 228:02.

Andrew Ladd: 10 points in 178:11.

Bryan Little: 11 points in 176:40.

Blake Wheeler: 12 points in 174:18.

Mark Scheifele: 4 points in 124:11.

The Jets were 2-13 this week and are now 31-212 (25) this season. Enstrom and Little scored with Byfuglien, Kane and Ladd picking up assists.