New York Rangers: How They Can Improve Their Sluggish Power Play

November 28th, 2010 by Nick Perri Leave a reply »
In Saturday nights game against the Nashville Predators, the Rangers were given four power plays to take advantage of, and to score on.

Well, the Rangers ended the game 0-4 on the man-advantage, dropping their power play percentage to 16.3-percent which is good enough for seventeenth place in the NHL.

In the Rangers last five games they are 4-for-21 on the power play, scoring (on average) once every five power play attempts.

You may remember my pre-season prediction that the Rangers would end in the top 10 for power play percentage.

If the Rangers continue at this pace, on the power play, they will most likely end somewhere in the top 20, possibly the top 15 throughout the NHL.

No, neither of those spots would be a terrible finishing spot for the Rangers, but if they continue to receive four or five power plays per game shouldn't they take advantage of their opportunities more often than not?

Most teams would love to receive 21 power play chances over a five-game span. Those 21 chances are 21 opportunities to score a major goal for your team, which could lead your team to a huge victory.

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