Power play is Flyers’ greatest weakness… again
The Flyers power play is downright abysmal, and it just doesn’t make sense. So far this year, they have scored just four power play goals: two from Travis Konecny, and one apiece from Sean Couturier and Bobby Brink. They have had 35 attempts with the extra man and have scored just four times.
Their 11.4 percent power play success rate is good for 28th in the NHL, which makes them a bottom-five team in power play conversion. Only the Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Dallas Stars, and St. Louis Blues have been worse. Fun fact: all of these teams, except for Dallas, are near the bottom of their divisions. There is a correlation.
When you are on a power play, you have a man advantage. Theoretically, you should have an easier time scoring on the other team. The Flyers have guys who can score and have scored in the past; that shouldn’t be a problem. For whatever reason, the lack of guile in the offensive zone goes hand-in-hand with the system.