Posted February 27, 2013 on AP on Fox

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 27: Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins fights Nate Thompson #11 of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on November 27, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Pittsburgh Penguins remain one of the NHL's best teams on the power play, but they haven't always benefited from that success because of the many power-play opportunities they surrender. Jordan Staal surely would like to take advantage of one. Pittsburgh will try to maintain better discipline Wednesday night when it travels to play the Carolina Hurricanes, who hope Staal can lead them to victory in his first game against his old team. The Penguins (13-7-0) weren't a very highly penalized team last season, finishing 16th in the NHL as they were short-handed an average of 3.3 times per game. They've already been down a man 80 times in 20 games this season, and their 84:54 of time on the penalty kill is among the league's highest totals. "We have to do a better job of staying out of the box," Sidney Crosby told the team's official website. "I think that's pretty clear." They haven't been able to weather opponents' power plays nearly as well, either. Pittsburgh finished third l...
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