Quick notes on the power-play...

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Quick notes on the power-play...

Postby Jesse on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:21 pm

http://www.faceoff-factor.com/1pittsbur ... power-play

Looks like Bylsma is going with the overload-type set-up here. It really isolates a good one-timer on the weak side of the ice. The one power-play goal scored by the white team last night was a result of a cross-ice feed from Geno to Letang as diagrammed in the article.

I like this, it'll put James Neal in that shooting position when the play is generated from the far left of the ice instead of the right.

I think one thing that will frustrate fans is a lack of shots, this is more about movement and opening up lanes.

Anyone else see anything that stood out?
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Re: Quick notes on the power-play...

Postby Gaucho on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:25 pm

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Re: Quick notes on the power-play...

Postby shmenguin on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:32 pm

last year when sid came back, it seemed like a big reason the power play was successful was that there was a ton of movement. no one would accuse it of being predictable. is this unit more of the same or is it more structured?

and if it's the former, how are we going to avoid leading the league in SH goals allowed?
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Re: Quick notes on the power-play...

Postby Jesse on Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:34 pm

shmenguin wrote:last year when sid came back, it seemed like a big reason the power play was successful was that there was a ton of movement. no one would accuse it of being predictable. is this unit more of the same or is it more structured?

and if it's the former, how are we going to avoid leading the league in SH goals allowed?


I think it's more movement based. The entire idea is to draw the PK into areas that are going to expose other lanes, and granted the puck stays on the strong side of the ice, you should always have more Penguins than anything else. Three guys attacking the puck on the strong side is the key, with lots of movement.
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