Brandon Saad won the faceoff after Niklas Kron-wall went to the penalty box in the first period. But that was about the last good thing that happened on the Blackhawks’ power play Thursday night.

Eight seconds later, Pavel Dats-yuk stole the puck, the Red Wings cleared and sent the Blackhawks into a familiar man-advantage position — retrieving the puck and starting all over again.

It was that kind of night for the power play, which is quickly becoming emblematic of this entire, frustrating series — the harder the Hawks try, the worse they get. The Hawks not only were shut out on three power-play opportunities in a 2-0 loss in Game 4, but they arguably had their three worst power plays of the postseason. The Hawks had one shot on goal for the night with the extra man.

‘‘We’ve got to find a way to sustain some momentum and get some pucks to the net. Raise our intensity level,’’ forward Patrick Sharp said. ‘‘We’ve got to outwork their four guys, and right now we’re not doing that. We’re not coming up with a whole lot on the power play.’’

Since scoring on their first power-play opportunity in Game 1, the Hawks are 0-for-11 on the power play.

‘‘I don’t know what you want me to say,’’ defenseman Duncan Keith said when asked about the power play. ‘‘Same thing every time. It’s not good.’’