After a poor start to the season, the Thrashers power-play is continuing to get better and become a legitimate threat. The team has scored power-play goals in each of the past six games and the unit is currently tied for seventh in the NHL (9-for-42, 21.4 percent).
Here is Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay’s take on the recent success:
“[Associate coach] John Torchetti is doing a good job of teaching the guys to be ready to shoot it,” Ramsay said. “A lot of times power plays look for something better. Penalty killers hope that they do. It’s important for us to be ready to shoot it. The flaw for us was the 5-on-3 (Wednesday against the Rangers). We just fanned on the one good setup. We’ve got to be ready to capitalize on that. Other than that, it’s been great movement, great speed coming up the ice and the ability to win those battles down low.”