The Blackhawks got down to business on the power play Wednesday morning with a few new wrinkles.
The first unit looked similar with the exception of Andrew Shaw in front of the net. There was Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa along the walls with Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith at the points.
The second unit consisted of Patrick Sharp and Nick Leddy at the points, Viktor Stalberg in front and Dave Bolland and Patrick Kane along the walls.
“I thought the way we worked on our special teams today, there was a real pace out there,” coach Joel Quenneville said following the workout. “We liked the movement. They got a chance to move it around with one another. I thought we were establishing point shots and a net front presence. Puck retrieval was noticeable. I think the guys felt the urgency you need on the power play. There was balance on both units.”
Sharp said there is a good competition taking place to play on the power play along with a new vision from assistant coach Jamie Kompon.
“You look at both units and there’s a lot of talent in this room, lots of guys that can play,” Sharp said. “So the guys that are on it need to be aware of that. We’ve got to work hard at it and we’ve got to be good at it because you can be replaced at any time.
“Jamie’s been talking to a lot of guys getting his message across so it’s going to be fun to see how it plays out.”