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Why Penguins Power Play is Struggling, Even Mike Sullivan Says Shoot! (+)



Pittsburgh Penguins power play

CRANBERRY — Change the mindset. With the 20th-ranked power play and a seven-game winless streak, even Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan wants the Penguins’ power play with a few Hall of Famers to change its ways.

Or, as the ticket-buying faithful might say, “Shooooot!!”

With the abysmal Penguins penalty kill hovering around 73%, the power play is both tasked with gaining momentum and balancing the special team deficit. Before facing the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, the Penguins’ power play is at 20%, which is 20th in the NHL. The penalty kill has improved to 26th.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.