- a situation in which one team has a temporary numerical advantage because an opposing player or players are in the penalty box, and hence has an opportunity for a concerted, swarming attack on the opponent's goal.
- the offensive strategy or effectiveness of the team having such an advantage.
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That power play will extend into the boardroom later this month when the woman-dominated company is expected to make its debut as a publicly traded company.Bumble gave women more power in dating. Now the app is giving women power in the boardroom.|Jena McGregor|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
That could intensify, especially because athletes are becoming more outspoken, challenging norms and making power plays.This odd Super Bowl will bring us together for a day. Let’s not take that for granted.|Jerry Brewer|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
Ovechkin took line rushes at Saturday’s morning skate and was back in his usual spot with the top power play.Alex Ovechkin, Dmitry Orlov cleared to play for Caps; Evgeny Kuznetsov, Ilya Samsonov remain out|Samantha Pell|January 30, 2021|Washington Post
With the score tied at 2, Komarov was assessed a five-minute major for boarding, and the Capitals had an extended power play.Shorthanded Capitals edge the Islanders on Justin Schultz’s late goal|Samantha Pell|January 27, 2021|Washington Post
Ovechkin had two primary assists in the first 11 minutes, the first for Backstrom and the second for Oshie on the power play.New Capitals season, old names in the goal column as Caps beat Sabres in opener|Samantha Pell|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
From this attitude he draws a singular comic and literary power.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Have there been discussions with FX regarding an Archer movie, and how do you think that would play out?‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And the fact that satire unnerves the intolerant is evidence of its positive power.Why We Stand With Charlie Hebdo—And You Should Too|John Avlon|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Would the Democrats rescind those rights if they were to return to power?The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Father Joel Román Salazar died in a car crash in 2013; his death was ruled an accident, but the suspicion of foul play persists.
I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!
But I hope at least to play to him a few times, and what is more important, to hear him play repeatedly.
To fill up the time till Liszt came, our hostess made us play, one after the other, beginning with the latest arrival.
For this use of the voice in the special service of will-power, or propelling force, it is necessary first to test its freedom.Expressive Voice Culture|Jessie Eldridge Southwick
Again the sallow fingers began to play with the book-covers, passing from one to another, but always slowly and gently.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens