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Even with Ryan Getzlaf back in lineup, the Ducks are still weak on the power play

Even with Ryan Getzlaf back in lineup, the Ducks are still weak on the power play

The Ducks finally created some quality scoring chances on their last two power plays Monday, but they didn’t amount to any goals.

Through 11 opportunities on the man advantage, the Ducks remain scoreless. Many of those power plays have created nary a possibility for a goal.

Coach Randy Carlyle must have hoped the return of power-play quarterback Ryan Getzlaf in Monday’s 2-0 loss to the Calgary Flames would help solve the special-team woes, but the unit that ranked No. 17 last season appears worse through three games.

Surely, much of that is because of the absence of four key power-play members: defensemen Hampus...

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