Ovechkin on Fire!

Mike Finewax
The top three records in the league could come from there. Meanwhile Boston lost an important game to Ottawa

Dose: Metropolitan's A Beast

The top three records in the league could come from there. Meanwhile Boston lost an important game to Ottawa

The first week of the NHL schedule always skews stats, especially during the power play as the usual first units could have just been on the ice and the second unit scores, or someone who usually plays with the man-advantage is in the penalty box.

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The Washington Capitals were outstanding this week with the man-advantage as they led the league with six power play goals. Alex Ovechkin led the way with five points while Mike Green and Mikhail Grabovski each had four. Joffrey Lupul led all non-Capitals with three points.

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Corey Perry:  1 point in 11:36 minutes of power play time.

Ryan Getzlaf: 1 point in 11:20.

Cam Fowler: Zero points in 11:18.

Nick Bonino: 1 point in 10:28.

Sami Vatanen: Three points in 10:15.

Mathieu Perreault: Zero points in 6:38.

The Ducks were 1-9 this week. Nick Bonino picked up the only goal with Perry and Getzlaf assisting. Fowler and Vatanen were on the points for the goal. Francois Beauchemin saw plenty of power play time last season for the Ducks but saw only 5:00 minutes of second unit time. Teemu Selanne will also see time on the first unit when he plays.


Zdeno Chara: 1 point in 7:06 minutes of power play time.

Jarome Iginla: Zero points in 6:30.

David Krejci: 1 point in 6:28.

Milan Lucic: 2 points in 6:24.

Torey Krug: Zero points in 5:34.

Dougie Hamilton: Zero points in 4:01.

The Bruins were 2-7 this week. Boston has had one of the weakest power plays over the last two years so rookie Torey Krug is getting a big chance on the point and thus far he has a goal and an assist with the man-advantage. Chara had the other goal with Lucic picking up two assists. It's a surprise not seeing Loui Eriksson's name on the top line.


Thomas Vanek: Zero points in 13:34 minutes of power play time.

Tyler Myers: Zero points in 13:22.

Cody Hodgson: Zero points in 13:21.

Christian Ehrhoff: Zero points in 13:20

Tyler Ennis: Zero points in 12:52.


Steve Ott: Zero points in 8:06.

The Sabres were 0-13 in the opening week of the season. They managed 15 shots on goal.


Dennis Wideman: Zero points in 13:01 minutes of power play time.

David Jones: Zero points in 12:15.

Kris Russell: Zero points in 11:43.

Jiri Hudler: 1 point in 11:35.

Curtis Glencross: Zero points in 9:36.

Mikael Backlund: Zero points in 7:43.

The Flames were 1-11. Hudler was the goal scorer with T.J. Brodie and Mark Giordano setting him up. Giordano was ninth in power play time playing 6:54 minutes over three games.


Ryan Murphy: Zero points in 8:45 minutes of power play time.

Alexander Semin: Zero points in 7:51.

Eric Staal: Zero points in 7:13.

Jiri Tlusty: Zero points in 6:50.

Nathan Gerbe: 1 point in 5:35.

Jeff Skinner: Zero points in 5:10.

The Hurricanes were 1-7.  Nathan Gerbe scored with Justin Faulk and Jay Harrison drawing assists. A lot of experts think that Faulk will be a big offensive weapon for the Hurricanes but they are giving Murphy the first shot at quarterbacking the power play.


Patrick Kane: Zero points in 9:28 minutes of power play time.

Patrick Sharp: Zero points in 9:22.

Duncan Keith: Zero points in 9:19.

Jonathan Toews: Zero points in 8:16.

Nick Leddy: 1 point in 7:35.

Marian Hossa: 1 point in 7:21.

Chicago was 2-9 this week. The second unit did all the scoring with Brandon Saad (who also assisted) and Brent Seabrook finding the back of the net. Leddy and Hossa had assists.


Erik Johnson: Zero points in 8:30 minutes of power play time.

Matt Duchene: 1 point in 7:53.

Paul Stastny: Zero points in 8:15.

P. A. Parenteau: Zero points in 7:55.

Ryan O'Reilly: 1 point in 7:53.

Alex Tanguay: 2 points in 7:31.

The Avs were 2-9 this week. Duchene and Steve Downie scored with Tanguay chipping in with assists on both goals. Downie also had a helper as did O'Reilly.


Cam Atkinson: 1 point in 5:36 minutes of power play time.

James Wisniewski: 1 point in 5:24.

Marian Gaborik: 1 point in 5:24.

Artem Anisimov: 1 point in 5:15.

Jack Johnson: 1 point in 5:13.

Nikita Nikitin: Zero points in 2:06.

The Blue Jackets were 2-5 during the opening week. Jack Johnson and Mark Letestu scored with Atkinson, Wisniewski, Gaborik and Brandon Dubinsky picking up assists. Dubinsky was eighth in power play time but expect that to increase. Atkinson is seeing first line minutes and well as leading the team in power play TOI.


Sergei Gonchar: Zero points in 4:55 minutes of power play time.

Ray Whitney: Zero points in 4:31.

Jamie Benn: Zero points in 4:20.

Erik Cole: Zero points in 4:20.

Tyler Seguin: Zero points in 4:20.

Alex Chiasson: Zero points in 4:20.

The Stars were 0-5 this week and had only one shot on net in the five opportunities. Look for Valeri Nichuskin to start seeing some ice time on the power play.


Daniel Alfredsson: Zero points in 9:23 minutes of power play time.

Henrik Zetterberg: Zero points in 9:20.

Niklas Kronwall: Zero points in 9:10.

Pavel Datsyuk: Zero points in 8:54.

Johan Franzen: Zero points in 8:13.

Daniel Cleary: Zero points in 7:31.

Detroit was 0-8 this week putting 11 shots on goal.  Justin Abdelkader is seeing first line minutes with Zetterberg and Datsyuk at full strength but has only 18 seconds of power play tine.


Justin Schultz: 1 point in 8:04 minutes of power play time.

Jordan Eberle: 1 point in 7:01.

Taylor Hall: Zero points in 6:49.

Nail Yakupov: Zero points in 6:48.

Ryan Smyth: Zero points in 6:48.

David Perron: Zero points in 6:04.

The Oilers were 2-8 this week. Jesse Joensuu and Boyd Gordon found the back of the net with Schultz, Eberle, Ales Hemsky and Mark Arcobello assisting. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is due back Monday and that will negate Smyth's power play time.


Brian Campbell: Zero points in 12:22 minutes of power play time.

Tomas Fleischmann: Zero points in 10:40.

Tom Gilbert: Zero points in 10:35.

Kris Versteeg: Zero points in 10:25.

Scott Gomez: Zero points in 10:16.

Jonathan Huberdeau: Zero points in 7:57.

The Panthers were 0-11 in the first week of the season with only nine shots on net. Rookie Aleksander Barkov was on the ice for 7:35 minutes on the second unit.


Anze Kopitar: 2 points in 6:55 minutes of power play time.

Mike Richards: Zero points in 6:49.

Jeff Carter: 1 point in 6:42.

Drew Doughty: 1 point in 6:31.

Slava Voynov: 1 point in 6:31.

Jacob Muzzin: 1 point in 6:27.

The Kings were 3-8 this week. Carter, Doughty and Justin Williams scored with the man-advantage while Kopitar assisted twice. Kopitar had 16 assists on the power play last season but never found the back of the net. Voynov, Muzzin, Willie Mitchell and Matt Frattin also had assists.


Jason Pominville: 1 point in 8:56 minutes of power play time.

Dany Heatley: Zero points in 8:35.

Ryan Suter: 1 point in 8:31.

Zach Parise: 1 point in 8:21.

Mikko Koivu: 1 points in 8:03.

Mikael Granlund: 1 point in 6:25.

The Wild were 3-9 this week. Pominville, Parise and Jonas Brodin scored with Suter, Koivu, Granlund and Nino Niederreiter drawing assists. Look for Brodin to get more time on the power play as the season progresses.


P.K. Subban: 1 point in 15:04 minutes of power play time.

Andrei Markov: Zero points in 11:42.

Rene Bourque:1 point in 9:50.

David Desharnais: Zero points in 9:04.

Alex Galchenyuk: 1 point in 8:45.

Daniel Briere: Zero points in 8:20.

The Canadiens were 2-13 this week. Bourque and Brendan Gallagher scored    

while Subban, Galchenyuk, Lars Eller and Brian Gionta assisted. Eller was 10th in power play time but he has five points in his first two games and he'll get more pp time deeper into the season.


Patric Hornqvist: Zero points in 7:41 minutes of power play time.

David Legwand: Zero points in 7:07.

Shea Weber: Zero points in 6:52.

Craig Smith: Zero points in 6:46.

Seth Jones: Zero points in 6:30.

Mattias Ekholm: Zero points in 6:20.

The Predators were 0-7 this week. Roman Josi will see more time on the first unit once he returns from injury. They had nine shots on goal.


Travis Zajac: Zero points in 4:05 minutes of power play time.

Marek Zidlicky: Zero points in 3:56.

Michael Ryder: Zero points in 3:20.  

Damien Brunner: Zero points in 3:19.

Jaromir Jagr: Zero points in 3:15.

Adam Henrique: Zero points in 3:00.

The Devils were 0-4 this week. They really miss Ilya Kovalchuk who was a staple of the Devils power play as he played most if not all of every power play.  


Kyle Okposo: Zero points in 5:52 minutes of power play time.

Lubomir Visnovsky: 1 point in 5:52.

John Tavares: 1 point in 5:52.

Matt Moulson: Zero points in 5:52.

Frans Nielsen: 1 point in 4:19.

Matt Donovan: Zero points in 1:36.

The Islanders were 1-4 Saturday with Travis Hamonic scoring the lone goal. Kyle Okposo also saw 2:34 minutes of power play time and drew an assist. Tavares had the other assist and look for him to be the big scorer on the power play for the Islanders.


Brad Richards: Zero points in 4:45 minutes of power play time.

Derek Stepan: 1 point in 4:31.

Marc Staal: 1 point in 3:46.

Mats Zuccarello: Zero points in 3:45.

Benoit Pouliot: Zero points in 3:37.

Rick Nash: 1 point in 3:40.

The Rangers were 1-4 this week as they played only one game. Nice to see Marc Staal with the goal after he suffered an eye injury last season that out his career in danger. Nash and Stepan assisted.  


Erik Karlsson: Zero points in 5:19 minutes of power play time.

Peter Wiercioch: Zero points in 3:34.

Milan Michalek: Zero points in 3:24.

Jason Spezza: Zero points in 3:24.

Bobby Ryan: Zero points in 3:16.

Kyle Turris: Zero points in 1:55.

The Senators were 0-4 this week. They had plenty of shots with 11 in the four chances. Bobby Ryan finally gets first unit time after not getting it in Anaheim. It may have been surprising that Joe Corvo saw no time on the power play in his one game but they had only 1:24 minutes of power play time against Toronto and he didn't play on the first unit.


Claude Giroux: Zero points in 16:06 minutes of power play time.

Kimmo Timonen: Zero points in 12:35.

Mark Streit: 2 points in 12:32.

Vincent Lecavalier: 2 points in 12:14.

Scott Hartnell: Zero points in 12:07.

Jakub Voracek: Zero points in 11:58.

The Flyers were 2-14 on the power play with 21 shots on goal. Lecavalier and Brayden Schenn each had a goal and an assist while Streit assisted on both.  Schenn was ninth on the Flyers in power play ice time.


David Rundblad: Zero points in 3:54 minutes of power play time.

Shane Doan: Zero points in 3:54.

Mike Ribeiro: Zero points in 3:54.

Mikkel Boedker: Zero points in 3:46.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson: Zero points in 3:46.

Keith Yandle: 1 point in 2:21.

The Coyotes were 1-4 this week. Radim Vrbata scored with Antoine Vermette and Yandle assisting. It's interesting to see David Rundblad getting more ice time than Yandle. We will have to see if that will continue.       


Evgeni Malkin: Zero points in 4:23 minutes of power play time.

Paul Martin: Zero points in 4:05.

Sidney Crosby: Zero points in 3:53.

Jussi Jokinen: Zero points in 3:07.

Chris Kunitz: Zero points in 3:03.

Matt Niskanen: Zero points in 2:43.

The Penguins were 0-3 this week. James Neal and Kris Letang will be a part of the first power play but are currently injured, giving Martin and Jokinen first power play time this week. Pittsburgh only had three shots on goal during the power play.


Kevin Shattenkirk: 1 point in 4:54 minutes of power play time.

Alex Pietrangelo: 1 point in 4:46.

Chris Stewart: 1 point in 4:02.

Patrik Berglund: 1 point in 3:43.

Jay Bouwmeester: Zero points in 3:07.

David Backes: 1 point in 2:58.

The Blues were dynamite as they went 3-8 this week. Backes, Alexander Steen and Brenden Morrow scored with Shattenkirk, Pietrangelo, Stewart and Berglund drawing assists. The Blues use a lot of players on the power play so their scoring should be spread around this season.


Joe Thornton: Zero points in 11:40 minutes of power play time.

Logan Couture: Zero points in 10:07.

Patrick Marleau: 1 point in 11:04.

Joe Pavelski: 1 point in 11:09.

Dan Boyle: Zero points in 10:58.

Tyler Kennedy: Zero points in 7:30.

The Sharks were 2-12 this week as Marleau and rookie Tomas Hertl scored. Pavelski, Matt Irwin, Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic had assists.  Burns was a surprising 10th in ice time during the power play.  


Martin St. Louis: 1 point in 5:40 minutes of power play time.

Steve Stamkos: 1 point in 5:40.

Teddy Purcell: 1 point in 5:00.

Ryan Malone: Zero points in 4:57.

Valtteri Filppula: Zero points in 2:40.

Matt Carle: Zero points in 2:04.

The Lightning were 1-6 this week with Purcell scoring and the duo of St. Louis and Stamkos assisting. St. Louis and Stamkos should be among the league leaders by the end of the season. Sami Salo will see first unit time when not hurt.


Dion Phaneuf: Zero points in 15:22 minutes of power play time.

Phil Kessel: 1 point in 13:31.

Cody Franson: 1 point 13:18.

James van Riemsdyk: 1 point in 13:17.

Tyler Bozak: Zero points in 12:40.

Joffrey Lupul: 3 points in 8:43.

The Maple Leafs were 4-15 and led all teams with 28 shots on goal with the man- advantage. Lupul had a goal and two assists, while Nazem Kadri had a goal and a helper. Dave Bolland and van Riemsdyk also scored with Mason Raymond and Franson picking up two assists. Kessel drew the final assist.  


Alexander Edler: 1 point in 13:14 minutes of power play time.

Daniel Sedin: 2 points in 12:22.

Henrik Sedin: 2 points in 12:22.

Jason Garrison: 1 point in 12:15.

Ryan Kesler: Zero points in 10:52.

Kevin Bieksa: Zero points in 7:37.

The Canucks were 2-13 in their first three games. Daniel Sedin scored once and had an assist on Garrison's goal. Henrik Sedin assisted on both with Alexander Edler also picking up an assist.


Mike Green: 4 points in 12:43 minutes of power play time.

Alex Ovechkin: 5 points in 12:33.

Nicklas Backstrom: 3 points in 10:57.

Troy Brouwer: Zero points in 8:04.

Mikhail Grabovski: 4 points in 7:45.

Marcus Johansson: 2 points in 3:28.

The Capitals went 6-12 this week and had the best power play. Ovechkin had three goals and two assists while Grabovski had two goals and two assists. Backstrom had one goal and two helpers while Green had four assists. Johansson had two assists as well. Brouwer was on the ice for five goals but didn't get a point.


Dustin Byfuglien: 2 points in 13:13 minutes of power play time.

Tobias Enstrom: 2 points in 12:39

Bryan Little: Zero points in 10:39.

Blake Wheeler: 1 point in 10:24.

Andrew Ladd: 1 point in 10:13.

Mark Scheifele: 1 point in 9:52.

The Jets were 3-13 this week. Ladd, Scheifele and Devin Setoguchi scored with Byfuglien and Enstrom each getting two assists. Wheeler and Evander Kane also drew assists. Look for Kane to get first line minutes as he is the Jets best forward.

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