Found May 24, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
ST. PAUL, Minn. Two aspects of the Minnesota Wild's first-round playoff loss to the Chicago Blackhawks stood out when Minnesota general manager Chuck Fletcher assessed the series defeat: Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford and the Wild's power play. Fletcher gave Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford a lot of credit for his work in the series and Fletcher also noted the Wild's struggling power play, which finished 0 for 17 in the playoffs. The common theme? Minnesota's inability to finish with goals. "We have players who have been successful on the power play in their careers and again, for a lot of the year it was," Fletcher said of the power play. "Coming down the stretch it faltered a bit and in the playoffs obviously we didn't score, but I don't see any smoking gun right off the get-go. We'll have to look at it, but on the whole it was, I think, an 18 percent power play and we were up almost 2 percent over last year. Again, it certainly w...

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