Posted March 28, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Detroit Red Wings have revived their previously mediocre power play, and the now-potent unit is propelling them toward a strong finish. They're also playing particularly well on the road, something they'll try to continue Thursday night against a San Jose Sharks team that boasts one of the league's best penalty kills. The Red Wings (17-11-5) own the fifth spot in the Western Conference, three points ahead of the Sharks, who pulled into a tie for seventh with St. Louis after Wednesday's 4-0 win over Anaheim. Three straight victories - and five in six games - have moved the Red Wings within striking distance of a top-four seed, with the team's improved power play a big reason why. Detroit has notched a power-play goal in eight straight games, scoring nine times on 34 chances (26.5 percent). The club had 14 goals on 98 opportunities (14.3 percent) in the previous 25 games, and was 0 for 36 in its first 10 road contests. "We're doing a lot of good th...
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