What's the Canes' biggest concern going into Sunday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks?
"The power play," coach Peter Laviolette said Saturday without hesitation.
The Canes were 0-for-5 on the power play in the 4-3 overtime loss Friday to the Los Angeles Kings. They were 0-for-4 earlier in the week in losing 3-1 to the Detroit Red Wings in Raleigh and 2-for-9 at Tampa Bay in an overtime win on Oct. 11.
For the season: 4 for 22.
Said defenseman Joe Corvo, "We need to find the right chemistry. I'm not sure we have the right chemistry yet."
Laviolette tended to agree, noting, "It could be chemistry. It just hasn't been smooth."
The Kings have yet to give up a power-play goal this season, killing off 19 penalties. But the Canes couldn't find a good groove or establish any rhythm setting up on the power play Friday night at the Staples Center.
"Maybe we need to switch some guys in and out," Corvo said.