CHICAGO -- Still searching for answers to a stagnant power play, the Chicago Blackhawks made a couple of tweaks at practice Friday morning at United Center.
Coach Joel Quenneville shifted a few players into different positions, but the biggest change the Blackhawks could make sounds much simpler: shoot the puck more often. The Blackhawks put three shots on goal during three fruitless power plays during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday, including one shot against Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask during 1:17 of 5-on-3 play.
The Blackhawks, who won 4-3 in triple overtime, saw their conversion percentage on the man-advantage in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs drop to 13 percent (7-for-67).
Heading into Game 2 Saturday at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, RDS), the question becomes, how do they fix it?
“I think it’s just playing it smart,” Chicago center Dave Bolland said. “For us, it’s keeping it simple. It’s not making the pretty play. It’s not trying to make that extra, pretty move. It’s just keeping it simple, getting bodies to the net and getting pucks to the net. Those are the main things about having a successful power play.”