Power plays will decide the Cup

Blackhawks, Bruins had one combined PP goal in conference finals

Updated: June 24, 2013, 11:05 AM ET
By Neil Greenberg | ESPN Insider

Jaromir JagrBruce Bennett/Getty ImagesJaromir Jagr's ability to score while Boston is on the advantage could be the difference in the finals.

The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins were two of the best even-strength teams during the regular season. The Blackhawks had possession of the puck 55 percent of the time, the third-highest percentage in the league, and Boston was a close fourth at 54 percent. They saw 61 and 55 percent of even-strength goals scored in their favor, respectively.

But as good as they have been when five-on-five, their power play units have not been able to get on track this postseason.

Whichever team can ignite its attack first could grab a significant advantage in the series, but which team has the best shot to score with the man advantage?

Neil Greenberg is ESPN Insider's NHL analytics expert. His columns have appeared on the Washington Post website, and he is a regular guest on Sirius XM NHL Radio.