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Sharks coach McLellan doesn’t want to rely on power play

May 21, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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Of the 20 goals the San Jose Sharks have scored in the playoffs, nine of them have come on the power play.

For Sharks coach Todd McLellan, it’s a bit of a good news-bad news thing. While he loves the special-teams production, he knows he can’t count on it to last.

“There’s no guarantee you’re going to continue to get multiple goals on the power play on any given night. We have to find ways to score goals at even strength,” McLellan said today, per CSN Bay Area.

Both of San Jose’s goals in Saturday’s 2-1 overtime victory over the Kings came with the man advantage.

“You take the power plays out of it, they win 1-0, they’re up 3-0 (in the series) and we’re in big trouble,” said McLellan. “Five on five, I liked our play. I liked the fact we did create some chances, but it has to go over the goal line for us to have success.”

In other Sharks news, Logan Couture says he’s “all good” after missing part of Game 3 with a leg injury.

Related: Must win? Sharks’ Boyle says series ‘has to be 2-2′ after tonight

  1. nogoodtomedead - May 21, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    The Sharks reliance on the PP has been a big issue since McLellen has been coach in my opinion. This isn’t much different then the last few years of the playoffs.

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