Some musings as this is the last power play column of the season.
It’s amazing that the Boston Bruins are third in proficiency but tied for 16th in goals as they have the least amount of power play chances in the NHL.
The Washington power play has taken over this past week as the best, from the Penguins. Nicklas Backstrom leads all players with 42 power play points.
Teammate Alex Ovechkin leads in power play goals with 22. Only 57 NHL players have scored more than 22 goals this season.
Keith Yandle is one of only six players to get 30 power play points and is the only defenseman to do so.
The Florida power play was terrible this season with only 25 goals, three more than Ovechkin.
San Jose led in shots on goal with 468 while New Jersey brought up the rear with 276.
Corey Perry: 17 points in 260:48 minutes of power play time.
Ryan Getzlaf: 21 points in 256:57.
Cam Fowler: 15 points in 225:21.
Nick Bonino: 20 points in 203:36.
Hampus Lindholm: 3 points in 144:48.
Teemu Selanne: 8 points in 141:23.
Anaheim was 2-11 on the power play this week, bringing them to 42-253 (20) in 2013-14. Mathieu Perreault and Bonino scored with Getzlaf, Perry and Sami Vatanen picking up the assists.
David Krejci: 18 points in 192:32 minutes of power play time.
Jarome Iginla: 14 points in 186:32.
Torey Krug: 18 points in 183:45.
Zdeno Chara: 14 points in 177:05.
Milan Lucic: 12 points in 174:46.
Patrice Bergeron: 10 points in 145:51.
The Bruins were 4-13 with the man advantage this week and are now 44-209 (3) this season. Bergeron led the way with two goals and a helper while Carl Soderberg scored and had an assist. Chara also scored with Dougie Hamilton and Loui Eriksson picking up two assists apiece. Iginla and Krejci had one assist.
Christian Ehrhoff: 11 points in 248:43 minutes of power play time.
Tyler Ennis: 13 points in 235:29.
Cody Hodgson: 16 points in 199:45.
Jamie McBain: 4 points in 169:20.
Tyler Myers: 9 points in 154:28.
Drew Stafford: 6 points in 153:07.
Buffalo was 0-8 this week and are 32-232 (T28) this season.
Jiri Hudler: 11 points in 218:16 minutes of power play time.
Mark Giordano: 18 points in 200:04.
Kris Russell: 10 points in 182:45.
Michael Cammalleri: 12 points in 179:07.
Sean Monahan: 6 points in 144:58.
Dennis Wideman: 4 points in 143:54.
The Flames were 1-9, putting them at 35-229 (25) this season. Joe Colborne scored while T.J. Brodie and Curtis Glencross set him up.
Eric Staal: 12 points in 247:03 minutes of power play time.
Alexander Semin: 12 points in 212:10.
Jeff Skinner: 18 points in 202:01.
Andrej Sekera: 15 points in 192:35.
Jordan Staal: 10 points in 171:09.
Justin Faulk: 6 points in 146:08.
Carolina was 3-8 this week and are just 36-261 (T28) this season. Andrei Loktionov had a goal and an assist while Semin and Skinner scored as well with Jay Harrison setting up two. Riley Nash, John-Michael Liles and Jordan Staal had the other assists.
Patrick Sharp: 24 points in 248:10 minutes of power play time.
Jonathan Toews: 15 points in 241:03.
Duncan Keith: 20 points in 240:39.
Patrick Kane: 25 points in 228:07.
Andrew Shaw: 9 points in 192:43.
Nick Leddy: 10 points in 155:57.
The Blackhawks were 2-12 this week and are now 49-243 (7) this season. Sharp was in on both with a goal and an assist while Shaw also scored. Toews had two assists.
Matt Duchene: 17 points in 193:57 minutes of power play time.
Ryan O'Reilly: 20 points in 191:18.
Erik Johnson: 13 points in 189:26.
Gabriel Landeskog: 8 points in 177:40.
Andre Benoit: 8 points in 172:39.
Nathan MacKinnon: 15 points in 170:59.
Colorado was 1-7, putting them at 45-225 (8) in 2013-14. John Mitchell was the lone goal scorer and was set up by Johnson and Jamie McGinn.
James Wisniewski: 24 points in 243:27 minutes of power play time.
Jack Johnson: 14 points in 233:36.
Ryan Johansen: 15 points in 192:40.
Brandon Dubinsky: 8 points in 177:00.
Cam Atkinson: 8 points in 153:36.
R.J. Umberger: 12 points in 149:58.
Columbus was 4-9 this week and are now 45-253 (T17). Johansen had two goals with Dubinsky and Matt Calvert also scoring. Wisniewski assisted on all four goals with Johnson assisting on two. Artem Anisimov and Boone Jenner finished the scoring with one assist each.
Tyler Seguin: 22 points in 268:20 minutes of power play time.
Jamie Benn: 17 points in 266:10.
Alex Goligoski: 14 points in 234:22.
Alex Chiasson: 13 points in 233:53.
Ray Whitney: 15 points in 195:44.
Erik Cole: 7 points in 175:52.
The Stars were 3-10 this week and are 42-259 (T22) this season. Whitney and Chiasson led the way with a goal and an assist with Seguin also finding the back of the net. Benn had two helpers and Goligoski and Sergei Gonchar chipped in with one apiece.
Niklas Kronwall: 23 points in 246:46 minutes of power play time.
David Legwand: 19 points in 214:25.
Daniel Alfredsson: 17 points in 206:14.
Todd Bertuzzi: 7 points in 162:37.
Gustav Nyquist: 8 points in 160:27.
Henrik Zetterberg: 17 points in 158:43.
Detroit was 1-10 this week and are now 46-259 (T17) this season. Legwand was set up by Kronwall and Johan Franzen for the goal.
Justin Schultz: 10 points in 234:43 minutes of power play time.
Jordan Eberle: 18 points in 225:22.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins: 18 points in 220:29.
Taylor Hall: 14 points in 218:14.
David Perron: 11 points in 209:10.
Sam Gagner: 6 points in 166:47.
Edmonton was 0-7 on the power-play, putting them at 41-253 (T22) this season.
Brian Campbell: 11 points in 299:41 minutes of power play time.
Tomas Fleischmann: 7 points in 194:34.
Brad Boyes: 3 points in 185:06.
Dmitry Kulikov: 4 points in 178:05.
Tom Gilbert: 6 points in 162:02.
Nick Bjugstad: 3 points in 152:18.
Florida was 0-9 this week and are now 25-250 (30) this season.
Drew Doughty: 15 points in 296:19 minutes of power play time.
Anze Kopitar: 21 points in 259:16.
Mike Richards: 12 points in 217:51.
Jeff Carter: 13 points in 215:34.
Slava Voynov: 12 points in 213:11.
Justin Williams: 7 points in 176:09.
The Kings were 2-12 this week and are 40-263 (26) this season. Carter and Richards scored with Kopitar, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin and Marian Gaborik each getting one assist.
Ryan Suter: 17 points in 288:59 minutes of power play time.
Jason Pominville: 15 points in 262:48.
Matt Moulson: 19 points in 219:51.
Mikko Koivu: 15 points in 204:44.
Zach Parise: 17 points in 202:21.
Dany Heatley: 10 points in 189:03.
The Wild were 0-11 this week and are now 42-235 (16) in 2013-14.
P.K. Subban: 23 points in 360:54 minutes of power play time.
Andrei Markov: 21 points in 332:37.
Thomas Vanek: 18 points in 289:26.
Max Pacioretty: 17 points in 201:07.
David Desharnais: 15 points in 193:19.
Brendan Gallagher: 9 points in 191:56.
The Canadiens were 2-20 this week and are 48-264 (15) this season. Alexei Emelin scored once with Daniel Briere also scoring and assisting on Emelin’s goal. Bourque and Gionta each had an assist.
Shea Weber: 25 points in 231:23 minutes of power play time.
Patric Hornqvist: 16 points in 208:50.
Roman Josi: 13 points in 208:22.
Mike Fisher: 11 points in 190:58.
Matt Cullen: 9 points in 158:49.
Craig Smith: 8 points in 149:45.
Nashville was 1-6 this week and are now 43-224 in 2013-14 (11). Cullen and Hornqvist set up Weber for the lone goal of the week.
Jaromir Jagr: 16 points in 217:31 minutes of power play time.
Marek Zidlicky: 16 points in 214:29.
Travis Zajac: 14 points in 184:25.
Michael Ryder: 8 points in 177:49.
Andy Greene: 12 points in 177:14.
Adam Henrique: 12 points in 153:41.
The Devils were 0-7 this week and are now 44-221 (9) this season.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
Kyle Okposo: 15 points in 280:35 minutes of power play time.
Frans Nielsen: 17 points in 252:30.
John Tavares: 25 points in 241:09.
Brock Nelson: 6 points in 119:08.
Josh Bailey: 4 points in 116:51.
Lubomir Visnovsky: 7 points in 94:59.
The Islanders were 0-8 this week and are 41-252 (21) in 2013-14.
NEW YORK RANGERS
Brad Richards: 17 points in 279:46 minutes of power play time.
Martin St. Louis: 19 points in 255:35.
Ryan McDonagh: 13 points in 218:27.
Derek Stepan: 17 points in 205:02.
Derick Brassard: 17 points in 188:26.
Mats Zuccarello: 16 points in 185:20.
The Rangers were 1-11 this week, putting them at 45-244 (13) with the man advantage in 2013-14. Brassard found the back of the net for the Rangers with Zuccarello and Raphael Diaz assisting on the goal.
Erik Karlsson: 28 points in 302:19 minutes of power play time.
Jason Spezza: 20 points in 210:09.
Clarke MacArthur: 15 points in 183:31.
Bobby Ryan: 9 points in 176:30.
Kyle Turris: 12 points in 175:42.
Milan Michalek: 7 points in 154:53.
Ottawa was 2-9 this week and are now 45-243 (12).Turris an MacArthur each had a goal and an assist with Patrick Wiercioch assisting on both.
Claude Giroux: 33 points in 282:37 minutes of power play time.
Jakub Voracek: 20 points in 254:07.
Wayne Simmonds: 22 points in 254:02.
Kimmo Timonen: 19 points in 245:07.
Scott Hartnell: 20 points in 236:01.
Andrew MacDonald: 11 points in 223:14.
Philadelphia was 2-14 on the power play and are now 53-270 (10) this season. Hartnell and Vincent Lecavalier scored with Giroux and Timonen setting up both goals.
Keith Yandle: 30 points in 335:42 minutes of power play time.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson: 21 points in 304:44.
Mike Ribeiro: 15 points in 250:55.
Radim Vrbata: 21 points in 209:32.
Antoine Vermette: 13 points in 184:53.
Shane Doan: 19 points in 183:57.
The Coyotes were 3-16 this week and are now 55-266 (5) in 2013-14. Ekman-Larsson and Mikkel Boedker each had a goal and an assist with Vermette also finding the back of the net. Doan had two assists and Yandle had one.
Sidney Crosby: 36 points in 327:16 minutes of power play time.
Evgeni Malkin: 30 points in 274:28.
Chris Kunitz: 21 points in 270:13.
Matt Niskanen: 14 points in 226:07.
James Neal: 22 points in 205:09.
Jussi Jokinen: 19 points in 170:45.
Pittsburgh was 1-14 and are now 60-259 (2) this season. Jokinen scored with Crosby and Neal picking up the assists.
Kevin Shattenkirk: 25 points in 239:34 minutes of power play time.
Alex Pietrangelo: 17 points in 207:47.
Alexander Steen: 16 points in 205:59.
T.J. Oshie: 15 points in 197:41.
David Backes: 16 points in 182:50.
Derek Roy: 16 points in 157:57.
St. Louis was 5-12 this week and are now 54-258 (4) this season. Steen had two goals and an assist with Backes scoring once and adding a helper. Jaden Schwartz and Brenden Morrow finished the goal scoring with Shattenkirk assisting on two. Pietrangelo, Oshie, Vladimir Sobotka and Jay Bouwmeester also drew assists.
Joe Thornton: 19 points in 279:07 minutes of power play time.
Patrick Marleau: 22 points in 275:09.
Joe Pavelski: 28 points in 265:06.
Dan Boyle: 16 points in 249:03.
Logan Couture: 13 points in 208:33.
Jason Demers: 9 points in 133:50.
San Jose was 6-13 this week and are 47-270 (19) this season. Pavelski had a boffo week with three goals and two assists. Brent Burns had one goal and three helpers while Marleau had one goal and two assists. Couture also scored with Thornton grabbing two assists and Boyle and Martin Havlat picking up one each.
Teddy Purcell: 17 points in 236:39 minutes of power play time.
Valtteri Filppula: 19 points in 229:52.
Tyler Johnson: 10 points in 195:54.
Victor Hedman: 11 points in 165:05.
Alex Killorn: 6 points in 145:33.
Sami Salo: 6 points in 135:06.
The Lightning were 4-18 this week to bring them to 45-246 (14) in 2013-14. Steve Stamkos each had two goals and one assist with Ryan Callahan, who also had an assist, also scoring. Hedman finished the goal scoring with Filppula, Ondrej Palat and Purcell each getting two assists.
Dion Phaneuf: 11 points in 245:48 minutes of power play time.
Phil Kessel: 20 points in 239:37.
James van Riemsdyk: 15 points in 234:15.
Cody Franson: 17 points 217:16.
Nazem Kadri: 16 points in 170:45.
Joffrey Lupul: 12 points in 164:22.
The Maple Leafs were 1-11 this week and are 48-235 (6) in 2013-14.
Lupul scored and was set up by Jake Gardiner and Kadri.
Ryan Kesler: 16 points in 250:03 minutes of power play time.
Daniel Sedin: 16 points in 243:16.
Henrik Sedin: 16 points in 225:52.
Jason Garrison: 14 points in 211:18.
Alexander Edler: 10 points in 161:56.
Dan Hamhuis: 3 points in 142:38.
Vancouver was 2-10 this week and are now 36-240 (27). Kesler and Yannick Weber lit the lamp with Daniel Sedin, Nicklas Jensen and Christopher Higgins each picking up an assist.
Alex Ovechkin: 36 points in 361:36 minutes of power play time.
Nicklas Backstrom: 42 points in 274:58.
Troy Brouwer: 21 points in 258:02.
John Carlson: 19 points in 231:29.
Marcus Johansson: 21 points in 219:09.
Mike Green: 15 points in 187:39.
Washington was 4-11 with the man advantage and are now 65-269 (1) this season. Ovechkin had two goals with Brouwer and Backstrom getting a goal and two assists apiece. Carlson set up two with Johansson also picking up an assist.
Dustin Byfuglien: 25 points in 259:55 minutes of power play time.
Tobias Enstrom: 12 points in 249:23.
Bryan Little: 15 points in 202:40.
Andrew Ladd: 11 points in 202:22.
Blake Wheeler: 17 points in 200:56.
Olli Jokinen: 8 points in 139:16.
The Jets were 4-11this week and are now 38-243 (24) this season. Wheeler and Little each had a goal and two assists while Byfuglien and Enstrom had one each. Evander Kane and Michael Frolik each had one assist.