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CALGARY, AB - While the Calgary Flames power play continues to make strides over the second half of the 2011-12 NHL season, their second unit will need to ramp up its production due to the absence of winger Curtis Glencross.

Glencross leads the Flames in power play goals with six but he is currently sidelined with a lower body injury he sustained on January 17 in a game against the Sharks at HP Pavillion in San Jose. He isn't expected back until early on in the month March.

Trailing the winger is Olli Jokinen and Jarome Iginla, who have five power play markers each. After that, it drops to defender Mark Giordano - who knows first hand what it's like to miss out on power play time, missing over a month earlier on in the season after rupturing tendons in his leg in a 1-0 victory over the Nashville Predators in late November. - and centreman Mikael Backlund on the scoring list. They each have two goals a piece during the man advantage.

The Flames currently sit 18th overall in the League when it comes to the power play but have an incredibly strong road record. In 29 games away from the Scotiabank Saddledome, they have drawn 80 penalties and have connected 18 times while on the power play. That equates to a 22.5 percent success rate - bested only by Chicago, Boston, the New York Islanders, Vancouver, and Colorado.

Calgary has had trouble at home, but there have been signs of improvement during the month of January. They have scored power play goals in four of six games at the Saddledome but still sit 27th overall in the League when it comes to the man advantage on home ice. Overall, they have potted 12 goals on 88 power play chances at the Scotiabank Saddledome - good for a 13.6 percent success rate.

Check out previous editions of the Homes By Avi Powerplay Update