Vigneault said that it’s too easy for penalty killers to cover lanes and block shots when there are a group of players on the ice who shoot the same way, “when you have those one-touch passes options, the one-time shot, it makes it a lot more challenging for the opposition. If you have that, and a skill set and guys that want to learn you can have a power play that wants to go.”
The Rangers PP units for most of the season have been comprised of:
- (LEFT): Brad Richards, Ryan McDonagh, Mats Zuccarello, Derick Brassard, Rick Nash, Chris Kreider and now Marty St. Louis,
- (RIGHT) Derek Stepan, Benoit Pouliot, Dan Girardi
- That power play was Stepan, Diaz, Girardi (Right) and Nash, St. Louis (Left)
When asked about the PP yesterday by Sam Rosen, Arniel said, "I thought the last game in Jersey, especially the second one was a lot better and we finally it was the first time in trying to fit Marty in there that we got him three right shots and you saw the opportunities that he had, Stepan had some good chances and Diaz had a couple from the top. It's a work in progress and for us it's always about our entries and starting with the puck off of faceoffs and then establishing the shot and when we do that it simplifies our game. We have gotten a little bit away from it and at this time of your the PK is working so hard to not give you anything and we have to be that much better."