DETROIT — The Wings have not scored on the power play in their last 21 chances and face a New York Rangers team Thursday with the ninth-best penalty kill in the league.
“I don’t think we have to worry about anybody’s penalty kill, we have to worry about our power play,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “We focused a ton on it (at practice) and we have to score more goals but at the same time we can’t give up any.”
Detroit’s power play was in the top 10 just a few weeks ago, but has since dropped to 20th in the league, converting 16.7 percent of the time.
“That’s one of the things that we have to be really good at and it’s something that hasn’t been clicking as well as we would have liked,” Niklas Kronwall said. “We have to generate more offense, get more second and third chances.”