The Dallas Stars are full of young players that are fun to watch. They can skate fast, handle the puck with ease and they are good at putting the puck in the back of the net. The top line of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin are leading the team offensively and Kari Lehtonen is playing amazingly in goal for Dallas.
The one problem with the Stars, though, is their inability to score on the power play. In the past 13 games, including Wednesday night’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, the Stars have scored a total of three power play goals. For the season, the Stars have only scored seven power play goals in 18 games.
It’s not like the Stars aren’t getting a chance on the power play either. The Stars had six chances with the man advantage against the Oilers, including a two-man advantage once. This is an issue that the Stars have to fix if they want to move up the standings in the Western Conference. It’s okay to go 0-for-6 on the power play against the Oilers, but you have to take advantage of the man advantage against better teams.
If the Stars want the rest of NHL to take them seriously, they need to fix the power play. You want opponents to be scared to put your team on the power play because of the damage it can do. Unfortunately, their power play doesn’t strike fear in any opponent they are playing right now.