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During the regular season, the Rangers were 21st in the league on the PP (48 for 153) and in the playoffs the Rangers were 4 for 44 on the PP.

In the playoffs, the Rangers four PP goals were scored by Derick Brassard, Brian Boyle and Dan Girardi (2).

On April 26th, John Tortorella said "I still don?t think we have a true QB on our PP. I think in the future it needs to be looked at.

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To borrow an awfully cliched and paraphrased quote from the media ether, "Adam Oates isn't walking through that door." When Oates left Jersey this past summer to become the head coach of the Capitals, he took the Devils' power play with him. So the Devils went out and got Matt Shaw from the Sharks, who happened to have the No. 2 overall power play last year. So how will things differ this season? Pete DeBoer explains:

Via Tom Gulitti of The Record:

?Matt?s coming from San Jose, which is a version of what the Detroit Red Wings do because of (Sharks head coach) Todd McLellan and Mike Babcock having been together at one point,? DeBoer said.

After working the power play a different way under Oates the last two seasons and having only sporadic success ? the Devils ended up ranked 15th in the NHL at 17.2 percent last season after getting off to a terrible start ? DeBoer anticipates it might take some time for the players to adjust.

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The Rangers have one power play goal in their last eight games and are on a streak of 1 for 18.

Last night the Rangers were 0-2 but John Tortorella said on MSG that "It has been much better."

Torts said earlier this week, "We just don't shoot the puck enough. We don't have a big shot from the point, but I thought it got better as we started to bang away. We need something for it to work to get us into the game."

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Dave Maloney said on the post-game show last night that when the power play doesn't work, it is because of a the lack of player movement leads to penalty killers being able to track the puck and block shooting lanes.

The most important move that the Rangers made on the power play was moving Brad Richards down low so that he could take the faceoff. Both PP goals last night were the results of Richards winning the faceoff.

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The Rangers have nine power play goals this season on 70 chances and rank 28th in the league in PP percentage.

  • The Rangers rank 28th in the league with 78 shots
  • Their 70 opportunities ranks 20th in the league.
  • The Rangers have the same amount of power play goals as the Islanders, 9, in 11 more chances.
  • The power play breakdown by period is 23 in the first, 29 in the second and 18 in the third.
More on this at the NY Post.

John Tortorella said yesterday "I know we haven't put up the numbers with our power play prior to that [Montreal] but there was some good? things with it. It hasn't scored like we would like it to, but there are some good things with it also.

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Michael Del Zotto told Steve Zipay at Newsday that the goals will come, ?It?s a completely different look with completely new personnel,? he said. ?We?re gonna be successful, it?s just a matter of time. We?ve had a few chances, just didn?t score. I had a point-blank shot and missed. It?s not so much Xs and Os, it?s a commitment to do the little things. We talked about it, now we have to show it Monday.?

The Rangers are 1 for 23 on the power play this season.

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The Rangers have 12 power play shots this season and have the least amount of PP time in the league.

They have had seven first period power plays, five in the second period and four in the third period.

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John Tortorella spoke about the Rangers power play earlier today and said that it is up to the players to make the power play work:

We give them a foundation on the breakout, how we retrieve it, what type of setup we?d like to get to initially. Then they need to take over with their creativity and what they see that the other team is giving you, and taking it, is the important part.?
Tortorella also said that he will look at a five man unit of Wojtek Wolski and Brad Richards at the point with Brandon Dubinsky, Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan down low.

Brad Richards should fix some of the creativity issues and we will get a nice look at some of the different units tonight

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?We didn?t win enough battles on the power play and as far as I?m concerned, that?s the difference in the series,? said Brandon Dubinsky. ?0 for 7, 1 for 7, we?ve got a find a way to get that moving. Tonight, (0 for 2) we changed our look and I thought it was the best it?s been all series.?

Brandon Dubinsky to Steve Zipay at Blue Notes

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?Like I told you before, a few of the games we?ve lost, we?ve been looking for a big power-play goal in the third period,? Dubinsky said.

Brandon Dubinsky to Andrew Gross of the Record

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"I'd like to see the penalty record the last five years in Pittsburgh," said an annoyed Lundqvist, who was brilliant throughout the match. "We're shorthanded so many times in Pittsburgh and it's definitely not our fault."

Lundqvist to Larry Brooks of the NY Post

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