Coach Joel Quenneville was succinct about the Blackhawks' power play, especially that 5-on-3 opportunity that went awry in Game 1. “Yeah, we addressed it, we looked at it,” he said. “You never know if you get another one but certainly we'll see. We weren't pleased with what went on.” It may have been more of what did not go on during that power play. No real shots, very little movement, too much passing. The Blackhawks got away with it not working on Wednesday night, but it’s still something they want to get going, if just a little bit. There’s been plenty of talk about the power play, especially the Blackhawks’ lack of success on it. In our round-table discussion with Pro Hockey Talk and CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty last night, the question was there again: How does a team with the firepower of the Blackhawks struggle so mightily on the man advantage? “We've had stretches throughout the postseason where we've moved it around pretty well. Sometimes you just can't find the back of the net,” Patrick Kane said. “I think maybe another reason seems power plays are down throughout the year and in the postseason, for whatever reason. When you do get the man advantage, you're not in a complete rhythm when you get out there.” That could be, but it didn’t stop the Bruins from scoring on their first power play in Game 1, which didn’t come until the third period. The Blackhawks slammed the door shut on the Bruins, however, in the first and second overtimes, when the Blackhawks took too-many-men penalties.
Blackhawks want to see power play improve in Game 2
CSN Chicago | Jun 15