Patrick Sharp joked about the power-play propensity, something that seemed so foreign to the Chicago Blackhawks last season.

It’s almost like you just expect it to score every game, right?

“Never,” he said with a laugh. “You guys know special teams run hot and cold. Right now we seem to move it around pretty good, both units. Pucks are going in. It’s been the key to our success the last little while, but we want to be sure to remember what makes us successful.”

Yes, it has been successful. With at least one power-play goal in each of their last 10 games the Blackhawks are now ranked (gasp) third in the NHL, converting on it 24.6 percent of the time.