Help the Power Play
When Ryan Pulock finally made the jump from to the NHL we were told he’d help out the power play immensely. And then he got his shot in the NHL. October 19th, 2017 against the New York Rangers.
Just a minute-and-a-half into the game and Kris Kreider took a hooking penalty. Just over a minute later the puck was in the back of the Rangers net, thanks to an Anders Lee goal. Ryan Pulock got the primary assist on that goal.
He was as good as advertised! In his first game of the season he picked up his first point and it was on the power play. He’d pick up another ten points on the power play that season.
Last year, Ryan Pulock put up nine points on the power play (three goals and six assists). He – and the rest of the team – just weren’t as effective on the power play.
This year he’s got to show he can get it done on the power play. it might be more about the right deployment rather than changing his game.
Again, Ryan Pulock isn’t the most accurate shooter. But he can sure hit that puck. Getting him closer to the net cuts the angle on his shot and allows him to still get maximum velocity while maintaining the accuracy of his shot. Putting him in the “Ovie spot” is the perfect strategy.
Goal: 15-20 points on the power play
Again, not a crazy jump. He scored eleven points in his rookie year on the power play. He should be able to a minimum of six points to his production on the man advantage next season.