The Vancouver Canucks finally got their power play clicking in their last game. The return of Ryan Kesler could help the club's special teams make even greater improvements.
Kesler is expected to make his season debut Tuesday night when the Canucks host a winless New York Rangers team beginning a trek through Canada before finally stepping on home ice next week.
The Canucks (2-2-1) were a league-best 24.3 percent on the power play in 2010-11 when they set a club record for wins (54) and advanced to the Stanley Cup finals, but they converted just 3 for 18 with the man advantage while dropping three of four to open this season.
Vancouver, though, had power-play goals from Henrik Sedin and Sami Salo, who added a second score - the eventual game-winner - in the third period of Saturday's 4-3 victory at Edmonton.
With the Canucks opening a stretch of five of six at home, Kesler is set to return after undergoing surgery in July to repair a torn hip labrum - his second hip surgery in f...