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Chicago falls to 0-for-39 on the power play

Feb 25, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

Patrick Sharp AP

It’s been more than a month since the Chicago Blackhawks last power-play goal. Let that sink in for a minute. They haven’t netted a goal with the man advantage on the road since Dec. 14. They have let 39 consecutive power-play opportunities come and go without scoring.

To make matters worse, they allowed two power-play goals in their 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. They now rank 27th in the league in penalty killing percentage and are 24th and falling in terms of their power-play conversion rate. That’s a huge issue for a team that, at one time, appeared to be a contender for the Central Division title. It’s certainly something they need to address with only a month and a half to go in the regular season and it’s food for thought as we approach the trade deadline.

  1. blomfeld - Feb 26, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    “To make matters worse, they allowed two power-play goals in their 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings” …

    I’m not sure who this Ryan Dadoun creature is trying to fool ? Assigning blame to the Blackhawk’s power-play for their loss tonight, is like assigning blame to some barnacle for the sinking of the Titanic ! The bottom line is that the LA Kings juggernaut is now on the move ! … yes sir ! … and we’re gunning for nothing less than the Sedins and top spot in the Western Conference !

  2. gadgetsnsports - Feb 26, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    When did they add Tomas Kaberle to their power play?

  3. babar61 - Feb 26, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    How is a power play with that much talent struggling so much? I mean I hate the Blackhawks with a passion and don’t mind it, but it’s just strange to see this.

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