This article is part of our The Man Advantage series.
Here's a look at power plays to target this week, and some others that are running cold.
HOT POWER PLAYS
When their top line is rolling, the Avalanche usually win. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen have combined for 12 power-play points in the last two weeks, more than any pair of teammates in the league. Their torrid scoring has helped convert six of 15 chances during the Avs' four-game winning streak, and it has vaulted their power play to a tie for first with the Jets at 30.4 percent. The Avs have four games this week and all four opponents have penalty kills that rank in the top half of the league, but the smart money is still on the Avs' unstoppable duo.
They have a top-10 power play that's gone 7-for-14 in their last six games, including six points from Keith Yandle the past two weeks. They've lost three consecutive games since losing Vincent Trocheck to injury, but his replacement, Mike Hoffman, has filled in with two goals and an assist in three games. The Panthers may not get their season back on track at all, but their top players should continue to be top power-play performers. Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau and Evgenii Dadonov are on pace to set career highs in power-play goals.
The Wild had scored at least one power-play goal in five consecutive games before going 0-for-6 against the rival Jets, but at least they pulled out a