Kimmo Timonen had an interesting comment about the team's early-season power play woes, saying that he actually expected the club to struggle a bit on the man advantage out of the gates.
He said that the team really didn't work at all on the power play during training camp. In the case of the first power play unit, it was largely because two key players -- Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek -- missed time with injuries. It was going to take time to get everyone back on the same page.
Timonen strongly re-emphasized the need for better skating as a team, including himself. He said that the team becomes tough to play against when they are skating well, and there has been improvement in that over the last few games. That's why the breakouts have been better and why the club generally outplayed its last two opponents at even strength.