#2 The power play will be fixed
Fixing the power play will be critical to playoff success for the Capitals. That’s exactly what they’ll do. It’ll return to form the way it was in the early part of the season when the Caps dominated the NHL.
At the turn of the calendar the power play dipped. They ranked 17th at the pause with a success rate of 19.4 percent. One suggestion we think will help the Caps power play improve is by bringing up Jakub Vrana to the first unit. Perhaps his goal totals will go up if he got more time on the power play.
The Caps went 2 for 23 on the man advantage in the final 10 games before the season was suspended. That is an 8.7 percent success rate.
Expect to see a regular rotation of players on the power play and if things don’t click a shakeup could be possible. The Caps did score on the power play in the exhibition game against the Carolina Hurricanes from none other than Alex Ovechkin from his office in the left face-off circle.
The power play went 1 for 5 overall in the exhibition after failing to score the next four times. Even so it was good to see a PPG from Ovi.