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Canucks look to improve 'terrible' power play

Posted on: June 5, 2011 8:00 pm
Edited on: June 5, 2011 9:37 pm
 
BOSTON --- The Vancouver Canucks have gotten a little bit of a pass on their power play as much of the focus has gone to the Boston Bruins’ tough luck on the man-advantage.

But Canucks forward Henrik Sedin gave his frank assessment on Sunday.

“It’s terrible,” Sedin told reporters. “I mean, we scored [in Game 2], but we’re losing pucks in the wrong areas and we’re not as strong as we want do be. . . . We know we have to do better.”

The Canucks are 1-for-8 on the power play so far in the Stanley Cup Final, the lone goal coming on an Alex Burrows marker in the first period of Game 2. Vancouver has scored at more than twice the rate overall in the playoffs, converting on 26.5 percent of their chances with the extra man.

“We know we are better than that,” Sedin said.

The Bruins are 1-for-9 on the power play in this series. That success rate in the final (11.1 percent) is actually an improvement of their rating overall in the playoffs (8.6 percent).

-- A.J. Perez
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