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Wings Trying To Find A Groove With Their Power Play

12/13/2018 at 2:09pm EST

from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

"Obviously, we haven't been very good on the power play," Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "I talked to (general manager) Ken Holland yesterday, the one hard thing about our power play is we don't get very many of them, so then it's hard to get any kind of rhythm. So we're hoping that moving Larks into that bumper spot, moving (Athanasiou) to the half-wall spot, where it's more run through him as opposed to running the other side and being a one-timer and we're hoping to get some chemistry going."

Nielsen said one problem of late is that after the Wings do get a shot on the power play, they don't get to the rebound first.

"It's been a lot of one-and-done," Nielsen said. "We don't win those second pucks back and then we gotta go back and break it in again. Every time that happens it's at least 30 seconds off the clock. I think that's an area we talked that we got to, once we do shoot the puck, we got to be hard on it and (have) more effort to get it back. Then once you get those second pucks back, that's when the PK is out of position sometimes and that's when you can go through the box and it opens up. It's so important that once we shoot the puck that we're on it and it's not going back to our end again."

Of course, without many chances, it is tough to get the power play in a good groove.

more and other topics too including the Wings making their annual visit to Children's Hospital today...

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