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Fantasy power-play rankings for 2020 Stanley Cup

NHL.com lists best man-advantage units for pools counting 24-team tournament

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

NHL.com projects the first power-play unit for all 24 teams competing for the 2020 Stanley Cup and ranks them by potency and depth in fantasy hockey. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the NHL Fantasy on Ice podcast.

 

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POWER-PLAY RANKINGS FOR 2020 STANLEY CUP

NOTES: Basic playoff pools count goals and assists for skaters with a potential bonus for a hat trick. Power-play points (PPP) are also a popular fantasy category that has implications for various pools. These power-play rankings take into account quality of each team's first unit, power-play depth, stability or fluctuation, past production, injuries during the regular season, contract status, age, overall upside for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers and likelihood of a deep postseason run. Projected five-man power-play units below include first forward, second forward, third forward, first defenseman and either fourth forward or second defenseman.

It's worth noting that some teams in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers will play a best-of-5 series (*) but must win their series to advance to the playoffs. The top four teams in each conference will play a maximum of three round-robin games but already have guaranteed spots in the postseason field.

1. BOS: Pastrnak -- Marchand -- Bergeron -- Krug -- DeBrusk
Others in contention: Krejci, Kase
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 2nd (25.2)

2. TBL: Kucherov -- Stamkos -- Point -- Hedman -- Killorn
Others in contention: Sergachev, Palat
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: T-5th (23.1)

3. EDM*: McDavid -- Draisaitl -- Nugent-Hopkins -- Klefbom -- Neal
Others in contention: Nurse, Yamamoto
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 1st (29.5)

4. TOR*: Matthews -- Marner -- Tavares -- Rielly -- Nylander
Others in contention: Barrie
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: T-5th (23.1)

5. COL: MacKinnon -- Rantanen -- Landeskog -- Makar -- Kadri
Others in contention: Burakovsky
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 19th (19.1)

6. VGK: Stone -- Pacioretty -- Stastny -- Theodore -- Tuch
Others in contention: Marchessault, W. Karlsson, R. Smith
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 9th (22.0)

7. NYR*: Panarin -- Zibanejad -- Kreider -- DeAngelo -- R. Strome
Others in contention: Fox, Kakko, Buchnevich
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 7th (22.9)

8. VAN*: Pettersson -- Miller -- Horvat -- Hughes -- Toffoli
Others in contention: Boeser, Edler
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 4th (24.2)

9. PIT*: Crosby -- Malkin -- Guentzel -- Letang -- Hornqvist
Others in contention: Rust, Zucker
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 16th (19.9)

10. STL: Tarasenko -- O'Reilly -- Schenn -- Pietrangelo -- Perron
Others in contention: Schwartz, Dunn
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 3rd (24.3)

11. WSH: Ovechkin -- Backstrom -- Kuznetsov -- Carlson -- Oshie
Others in contention: Vrana
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 17th (19.4)

12. CAR*: Aho -- Teravainen -- Svechnikov -- Hamilton -- J. Williams
Others in contention: Niederreiter, Trocheck
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 8th (22.3)

13. FLA*: Barkov -- Huberdeau -- Hoffman -- Yandle -- Dadonov
Others in contention: Ekblad
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: T-10th (21.3)

14. WPG*: Scheifele -- Wheeler -- Laine -- Pionk -- Connor
Others in contention: Ehlers, Morrissey
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 15th (20.5)

15. DAL: Seguin -- Benn -- Hintz -- Klingberg -- Pavelski
Others in contention: Radulov, Heiskanen, Gurianov
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 13th (21.1)

16. PHI: Giroux -- Couturier -- Voracek -- Provorov -- Konecny
Others in contention: van Riemsdyk, Niskanen
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 14th (20.8)

17. CGY*: Gaudreau -- Monahan -- M. Tkachuk -- Giordano -- Lindholm
Others in contention: Backlund
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 12th (21.2)

18. MIN*: Fiala -- Parise -- E. Staal -- Suter -- Spurgeon
Others in contention: Dumba, Zuccarello
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: T-10th (21.3)

19. CHI*: P. Kane -- J. Toews -- DeBrincat -- Keith -- D. Strome
Others in contention: Kubalik, Dach
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 24th (15.2)

20. MTL*: Tatar -- Gallagher -- Drouin -- Weber -- Petry
Others in contention: Domi, Suzuki, Armia
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 20th (17.7)

21. ARI*: Hall -- Kessel -- Keller -- Ekman-Larsson -- Chychrun
Others in contention: Garland, Dvorak
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 18th (19.2)

22. NSH*: Forsberg -- Johansen -- Duchene -- Josi -- Granlund
Others in contention: Ellis, Arvidsson
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: T-21st (17.3)

23. NYI*: Barzal -- Eberle -- Lee -- Pulock -- Bailey
Others in contention: Nelson, D. Toews, Pageau
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: T-21st (17.3)

24. CBJ*: Atkinson -- Dubois -- N. Foligno -- Werenski -- S. Jones
Others in contention: Bjorkstrand, Nyquist, Texier
Regular-season PP rank & percentage: 23rd (16.4)

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