On Sunday against the Capitals, Derek Stepan put the puck through Braden Holtby to score the Rangers first power play goal in six games.
The Rangers are 2 for 18 on the PP dating back to March 8th which followed a streak of five power play goals in four games.
John Tortorella said last Thursday that he continues to give Michael Del Zotto chances to manage the power play but it hasn’t worked out yet.
Tortorella then said, “we need someone to take over the PP and run it. I still don’t think that has really happened or am sure it ever well.”
- Derek Stepan and Marian Gaborik are tied for the team lead in PP points with 7
- Ryan Callahan leads the team with 5 PP goals, Derek Stepan has three and no other Ranger, Rick Nash, Gaborik, Carl Hagelin, Marc Staal, Taylor Pyatt or JT Miller, has more than one.
- Brad Richards has three assists on the PP and leads the team
- Richards leads the team in PP ice time with 3:26, Nash is second at 3:12, Callahan is third with 3:09 and Gaborik is fourth at 3 minutes.
- Michael Del Zotto is at 2:56 and has four assists
When asked about the PP, Del Zotto told the Daily News, that the biggest issue is that the Rangers aren’t getting enough opportunities to go on the PP and that if they work harded to draw penalties, they may be able to draw some confidence and knock one in.