8:00 of PP time in the first period alone, including a double-minor when Asham took a high-stick juicer from Greene, and we leave the period down two. That hole is difficult enough for even the NHL's best teams to dig their way out of, let alone a team who's currently scoring 2.22 G/G at ES (1.6 when you eliminate the 5-goal outing against the Leafs).
We're dead last in the NHL on the PP at 8.6%. Did you read that? 8.6%. We have three PPG's on 35 attempts. Thirty-fucking-five. Oh, and one of those came on a 5-on-3 early in the season.
I don't want to hear about any other teams' struggles or anything like that, either, because this has been an issue plaguing this team for three or four years straight now.
At one point or another, something has got to give, because this team is losing far too many games to an ineffective, or countereffective power play.
Who has the answer? Because it's sure as shit not Tortorella, or Sullivan, or anyone on the bench. I think four years of PP mediocrity bordering on absurd assures us of that.
@AGrossRecord:Brad Richards on PP blackout: "It's the game."