Ranking the 8 Best Power-Play Units in the NHL

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Ranking the 8 Best Power-Play Units in the NHL
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Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton have given the Sharks an explosive power play.

An explosive power play can make up for a lot of weaknesses.

A team that can score regularly with the man advantage will give a team a certain sense of security in a close game. When a team knows that it can move the puck around swiftly and create scoring opportunities with the man advantage, it gains a significant edge.

The San Jose Sharks have come rolling out of the gate, winning their first five games of the season and leading the NHL in power-play proficiency.

The power play is a big reason for their success, as they have moved the puck swiftly and efficiently on a game-to-game basis.

The unit's confidence is palpable, and the production is notable.

With that in mind, here is a look at the eight teams with the best power plays in the NHL.

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