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The Rangers may actually have a power play.
The Rangers have converted 20.9 percent of their chances, which is 12th in the league.
Last season, by comparison, the Rangers scored on 15.7 percent of their chances. In the postseason, they converted just 9.1 percent.
Derek Stepan has seven power-play points, and the team has scored on four of its opportunities in the last three games.
There's more movement, and the passes are generally crisper. Chris Kreider has been great in front of the net, screening goaltenders and cleaning up rebounds. Brad Richards has been excellent on the point.
By league standards, they are just average. But considering that the power play was a main reason that John Tortorella was fired, any improvement is welcome.
As for the penalty kill, it's not terrible. They are ranked 15th in the league, killing off the penalty 81.6 percent of the time.
Last season, they killed off the penalty 81.1 percent of the time, so not much has changed. They did keep the Washington Capitals, who have the fourth-ranked power play, off the board and have given up just one power-play goal in their last three games.
They may not reach the level that saw them kill 86.2 percent of penalties in 2011-12, which was good for fifth in the league. But given that their top penalty-killer, Ryan Callahan, has only played in five games, not all is bad.
Vigneault gets a grade of B- on this front.