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WHISTLER, B.C. - The Vancouver Canucks know a return to the playoffs will largely hinge on rediscovering their mojo with the man advantage. The club had the NHLs top power play when they went to the Stanley Cup final in 2011, but that unit with mostly the same cast plummeted all the way to 26th last season. That stinging lack of success proved fatal for a team that scored the third fewest goals in the league overall, and was a big part of why Vancouver missed the post-season for the first time in six years. However with some new faces — and more importantly new ideas — the Canucks are confident they can get that critical element of their game back on track. "In this league you win by having great special teams. If you look at the best teams on the power play, theyre the ones making the playoffs," said captain Henrik Sedin. "It was impossible for us to make the playoffs with the power play we had last year." New head coach Willie Desjardins said one key will be to have two units going instead of leaning on Daniel and Henrik Sedin, as was the case under John Tortorella last season. "I just dont like (having) guys on the ice when theyre tired. I dont think thats fair to them and I dont think they get the best results," Desjardins said. "Last year the Sedin unit had a good year, it was just that there was nothing off the other unit. For us to be good we need both units. "I think the Sedins get rested more and then when theyre out there, theyre more effective." A big part of any team success in 2014-15 for the Canucks will probably come down to how Radim Vrbata and Nick Bonino fit in on the power play. Vrbata signed with Vancouver in the off-season after recording 10 goals and 11 assists on the man advantage with the Phoenix Coyotes last season, while Bonino — who arrived from Anaheim in the Ryan Kesler trade — finished with seven goals and 13 assists playing 5-on-4 with the Ducks. Judging by how things have gone at training camp ahead of Tuesdays split-squad games against the San Jose Sharks, it looks like Vrbata will start on the first line and first power-play unit with the Sedins. "(Vrbatas) got tremendous hands, great shot, great finisher and he can make plays," said Henrik Sedin. "I just have a good feeling about our power play this year." Vancouver bottomed out on the man advantage in Tortorellas only season behind the bench, but the slide actually started in the lockout-shortened 2013 campaign when it fell to 22nd under Alain Vigneault. "We saw some clips from last year and it didnt look like a bad power play to me," said Vrbata. "Theres lots of skill and smart guys who can play." While the Canucks were abysmal playing up a man last season, the penalty kill also faded late to finish ninth after being at or near the top of the league for long stretches. "Our power play was not good enough," said Henrik Sedin. "Our PK was not good enough and we lost ourselves there in January. We couldnt get it back and that was tough." Desjardins is a big believer in players that have had success in the past, and has faith this group can find a way to break through with the man advantage in situations it couldnt last year. "The first unit for sure is good, real good," he said. "Then you have Bonino, you have (Alexandre) Burrows, thats been a scorer in the past ... you have lots of guys who have done it, so why cant they do it this year? They can put up some numbers." Henrik Sedin said with all the video in todays game that its critical for power plays to be unpredictable. "The other teams spend so many hours watching your power play and penalty kill and everything," he said. "You have to have a foundation where you start, but then need to build from there." Veteran assistant coach Perry Pearn will work with a power play that has defencemen Kevin Bieksa, Dan Hamhuis and Alexander Edler, among others, vying to man the points. Like his captain, Desjardins hopes the Canucks will be able to provide more varied setups after becoming a little too predictable in recent years. "Weve talked about a lot of different situations. Perrys had a lot of experience and is a real smart guy," he said. "Hes good with the power play, but I think there will be a couple of different looks. "At the same time, this power play has been real good in the past." Daniel Hudson Jersey . Cabrera is hitting .218 with three homers and 16 RBI in 80 games this season. The Padres recalled second baseman Brooks Conrad from Triple-A El Paso to replace Cabrera on the roster. Kurt Suzuki Nationals Jersey . Joakim Nordstrom and Garret Ross also scored for Chicago and Corey Crawford made 30 saves. Tomas Tatar scored twice for Red Wings (2-3-0), Jonathan Ericsson added a goal and Gustav Nyquist had three assists. https://www.cheapnationals.com/667r-aust...-nationals.html. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie tweeted that its believed the Flames are working towards a new contract with the defenceman. Hunter Strickland Jersey . Golden States second straight road win wasnt painless. David Lee scored a season-high 29 points -- 13 in the fourth quarter -- and Nate Robinson added 17 points, leading the Warriors to a 105-95 win Tuesday night over the road-worn Cleveland Cavaliers. Tres Barrera Jersey . Notes on P.K. Subban, Dale Weise, Erik Haula, Mikael Granlund, Ilya Bryzgalov and more.MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens wasted no time locking up the head coach who has led them to the Eastern Conference final. Montreal re-signed Michel Therrien to a four-year contract extension Saturday, two weeks after the Canadiens were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs. "It really shows the stability that (general manager) Marc Bergevin and (owner) Geoff Molson want to establish with the Canadiens," said Therrien on a conference call. "Weve progressed a lot over the past two years and we want to continue to progress. Its a sign of confidence." Therrien, who has coached the Canadiens for the past two seasons, has one year remaining on his contract before the extension kicks in. The 50-year-old led Montreal to the playoffs twice in the last two years, falling to the Ottawa Senators in five games in the first round of the 2012-13 post-season and following that with a six-game East final loss to the New York Rangers this year. Therrien said his team still needs to learn how to be a successful playoff team, and referred to the Chicago Blackhawks and Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings as examples. "We have a good group of young veterans. I really like the chemistry at the core of our team.dddddddddddd The players have really bought into the team concept," said Therrien, who offered little on pending free agents Andrei Markov and captain Brian Gionta. "Im really satisfied with the progress we did the last two years. Regarding if theres going to be any changes for the next year, thats the business of the game. And I know one thing for sure, Marc Bergevin is working really hard to improve our hockey team." Therriens new contract wasnt a surprise. Bergevin had previously confirmed that Therrien would be back behind Montreals bench. Therrien coached the Canadiens for parts of the 2000-03 seasons, and was 77-77-22-14 over that span. He was 75-42-13 over the past two years. Prior to his second stint with Montreal, Therrien coached the Pittsburgh Penguins for parts of four seasons, making it to the Stanley Cup final in 2008 before losing to the Detroit Red Wings in six games. Hes hopeful the Canadiens take another step forward next season. "Were constantly adjusting," he said. "We do it from one month to the next, and from one year to the next. Its so important to adjust and make sure youre getting the message across." ' ' '

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