WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Dennis Wideman #6 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his power play goal at 12:33 of the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Verizon Center on December 9, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2.7 - Average number of power plays per game for Dale Hunter's Washington Capitals, down from 3.9 under Bruce Boudreau in 2011-12 and 3.2 for 2010-11. The 2.7 extra-man opportunities per game (which drops all the way to 2.4 over the last 14 games) is well below the season-to-date 30th-ranked team in that metric, the Phoenix Coyotes, who are averaging 3.0 power plays per match.
(In case you're wondering, Hunter's Capitals are averaging 3.5 times shorthanded per game, down from 3.6 in the Boudreau-coached portion of this season.)