Found November 08, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Justin Bourne at TheScore, Only one team in the NHL has averaged less than one shot per powerplay – the Toronto Maple Leafs In 59 attemps, the Leafs have mustered a whopping 58 shots. That’s two minutes with an extra guy on the ice, a defense that lets you set up, with your best players, and you can’t average A SHOT per attempt. This has to change if the Leafs hope to rise above their 15.2% conversion rate. (I thought it was Kaberle who never pulled the trigger?) Thanks to an inability to score goals and a ton of powerplay opportunities, the Columbus Blue Jackets have almost had the man-advantage for two complete games And that’s after only playing 14 actual games. For over 113 minutes of this season, CBJ has had more players on the ice than their opponents. Their 65 powerplay opportunities is the 4th most in the NHL – scoring a grand total of 6 times on those leaves them 29th in the NHL with a 9.2% conversion rate. Yuck. more

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