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The Man Advantage: Postseason Power Play

Mark McLarney looks at what to expect from the power play in the playoffs where Kyle Turris and the Senators hope to get an opportunity.

The Man Advantage: Down The Stretch

Mark McLarney looks at players who are hot on the power play as the season winds down, including Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

The Man Advantage: Trade Fallout for the Power Play

Mark McLarney examines the trade deadline's impact on the power play, including for the Florida Panthers, who acquired Jaromir Jagr from the Devils.

The Man Advantage: Power-Play Roundup

Mark McLarney checks on the Stars' power play after a couple of high-profile injuries to Patrick Eaves and Tyler Seguin.

The Man Advantage: Power-Play Avalanche

Mark McLarney looks to where the struggling Avs might turn after top power-play defenseman Erik Johnson was placed on injured reserve.

The Man Advantage: Future PP Stars

Jori Lehtera could eclipse 60 points in his first NHL season with the Blues, and could start seeing more time on the power play.

The Man Advantage: More Early Season PP Surprises

Jack Johnson made headlines earlier in the season for off-ice reasons, but he and the Blue Jackets have been fantastic on the power play this season.

The Man Advantage: Emerging Defensemen

Brayden McNabb is starting to get more power play time for the Kings. Look who else Mark McLarney highlights in similar situations in this week's article.

The Man Advantage: Players Off the Radar

Johan Franzen might have fallen off radar screens when he was out with an injury, but he's back now and seeing power-play opportunities.

The Man Advantage: Getting More Opportunities

The Lightning's Anton Stralman is off to a great start and getting more power play time with Victor Hedman out.

The Man Advantage: Early Season PP Surprises

Mark McLarney talks up five early season surprises, and also two to beware. Which list does the Islanders' Brock Nelson make?

The Man Advantage: Top Projected Units

Gabriel Landeskog and the Avs top Mark McLarney's list of top power play units for the 2014-15 season.

The Man Advantage: Surging Wings

The Red Wings are still in the hunt for a playoff spot despite not having the services of Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk. Who is getting it done for them on the power play?

The Man Advantage: Fresh Blood

Ryan Strome is among those getting extra power play time as a result of trades or injuries. Check out who else Mark McLarney mentions in this week's edition.

The Man Advantage: Post-Olympics PP Summary

Injuries to top power play producers Henrik Zetterberg and John Tavares have created new opportunities - see who Mark McLarney has pinpointed as the top replacements for the injured stars.

The Man Advantage: Hidden PP Gems

James Wisniewski has been a key component of the surging Blue Jackets' power play.

The Man Advantage: Post-Holiday PP Lineup Shuffle

Appearances like this from Marian Gaborik have been very rare for the Blue Jackets.

The Man Advantage: Mid-Season PP Surprises

Mark Giordano is producing at an elite defenseman power play pace.

The Man Advantage: Random PP Observations

Dustin Penner is still riding shotgun with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, taking advantage of that opportunity to the tune of 23 points in 25 games.

The Man Advantage: More PP Injury Replacements

Who benefits on the Avalanche power play while Matt Duchene is out with an oblique injury?

The Man Advantage: Top Power Play Value Picks

Marcus Johansson has seen a huge spike in power play time on the Caps' first power play unit.

The Man Advantage: Power Play Injury Replacements

Chris Kunitz has received considerable extra power play time in Pittsburgh thanks to James Neal's injury.

The Man Advantage: Rookies Getting PP Time

The Bruins' Torey Krug makes Mark McLarney's list of early-season surprises on the power play, one of three rookies to make the list.

The Man Advantage: King of the Hill

Led by Sidney Crosby, the Penguins boast the league's top power-play unit entering the season. Mark McLarney takes a look at all 30 teams heading into Opening Night.

The Man Advantage: Late-Season PP Observations

Edmonton and Sam Gagner are proving that a strong power play alone does not a playoff team make.

The Man Advantage: Big Changes in Pittsburgh

Between Sidney Crosby's jaw injury and the acquistion of Jarome Iginla, the Penguins have a lot of changes on the power play. Mark McLarney breaks it all down for you in this week's edition.

The Man Advantage: Midseason Power Play Observations

Mark McLarney describes the big changes going on in Southern California, including those with Drew Doughty.

The Man Advantage: Top 5 Power Play Disappointments

Shea Weber has declined along with the rest of the Preds on the power play. Who else makes Mark McLarney's list?

The Man Advantage: Top 5 Power Play Surprises

Patrick Kane has come flying out of the gates.

The Man Advantage: Injuries Creating Power Play Chances

Jason Spezza's injury has created a big opportunity for Kyle Turris on the Senators' power play.

The Man Advantage: Ranking the Power Play Units

Taylor Hall and the Oilers' Young Guns top the list.

The Man Advantage: Playoffs Preview

Marian Gaborik and the Rangers are the top seed in the East. How well does their power play stack up?

The Man Advantage: Down the Stretch

Chronicling the Blues' remarkable run this season.

The Man Advantage: Post-Trade Deadline Edition

Rick Nash didn't get traded Monday, but his power play mates changed up a little bit.

The Man Advantage: Best and Worst PP's Since December

What happened to the Lightning power play?

The Man Advantage: Top Eight PP Performers

Mark McLarney reviews the movers and shakers on the power play in the weeks leading up to the All-Star break.

The Man Advantage: Midseason Power Play MVPs

Shea Weber has once again been superb on the Preds' power play.

The Man Advantage: Random PP Observations

Get up, get down, Olli is no longer a joke in this town.

The Man Advantage: More PP Injury Analysis

Who benefits from injuries to power play stalwarts like Zdeno Chara?

The Man Advantage: Random PP Observations

Turn Around in Toronto

The Man Advantage: Injury Replacements

Who's getting the extra power play time thanks to injuries and changes?

The Man Advantage: Off-Radar Pivotmen

Which blueliners are getting a shot to man their team's respective power plays?

The Man Advantage: Six Power Play Surprises

Corey Perry and the Ducks have started off slowly on the power play.

The Man Advantage: Ranking the Power Play Units

Daniel Sedin and the Canucks remain at the top.

The Man Advantage: Playoffs' PP Preview

Mark McLarney breaks down the power play units for each playoff team.

The Man Advantage: Blueshirts Brigade

The Rangers' power play has clicked down the stretch.

The Man Advantage: Changing Landscapes

The Man Advantage: Blues and Blue Jackets

Rick Nash has been finding some help on the power play.

The Man Advantage: Top 10 PP Disappointments

Mike Green has been hurt a lot, but has also fell short when healthy.

The Man Advantage: Top 10 PP Surprises

Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom appeared to be on the decline the last couple years, but he has rebounded with a big 2010-11 season -- especially on the power play.

The Man Advantage: Hurricane Warning

The Man Advantage: Kings' PP Attack Running on All Cylinders

The Man Advantage: Toews Brings 'Hawks Back up the PP Rankings

Jonathan Toews picked up five points over the last two weeks when Chicago had an extra man, but he is not the only Blackhawk who is picking up the pace with Patrick Kane out.

The Man Advantage: Lightning the Load

Martin St. Louis is making life easier for his teammates with five PP assists over the last two weeks, but he is not the only Tampa player putting up big numbers with the extra skater.

The Man Advantage: Canucks on a Roll

Daniel Sedin and the Canucks are rolling right now.

The Man Advantage: Noting the Extremes

Mark McLarney discusses the components from the best and worst power play units so far.

The Man Advantage: This Duck Still Flies

Teemu Selanne may be 40 years old, but he is showing he can still get it done on the power play. Find out who else has been productive when the opposing team plays a man down.

The Man Advantage: Season-Opening Power Play Rankings

Mike Green (pictured) and the Caps top Mark McLarney's Power Play Rankings.

The Man Advantage: Special Edition: Playoffs 2010 Preview

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