THE POWERPLAY and penalty killing
special teams will continue to be a major part of Cassidy Coventry Blaze coach Paul Thompson's planning for the new season.
The Ducks were 10th in the league in penalty killing
Thompson said: " You can have the best penalty killing
unit in the world but your netminder still has to make saves, and make them through traffic.
Despite the efforts of home referee Allan Craig, Blaze shattered Fortress Fife with a display of passionate penalty killing
Babcock had theories on penalty killing
that originally seemed foreign to the players.
The Ducks pushed that margin up on Oates' second goal and maintained it thanks to great penalty killing
after Andrew Brunette's early goal.
Still, the Ducks know their power play must produce some goals, although the team's penalty killing
could be even more important.
The Senators' second-best power-play unit had a final chance just after Rucchin's goal, but the Ducks' strong penalty killing
When they briefly took over the Pacific Division lead in mid-March, the Kings were leading the league in power play and penalty killing
Putrid penalty killing
, questionable goalkeeping and inconsistent defense all contributed to the Kings' winless streak of five games, which made it all the more remarkable that they shut out the NHL's best offensive team Thursday night.
The Kings are 28th out of 30teams in the NHL in penalty killing
was also a factor as the Giants had to bail out Paxton Schulte who was called for five minor penalties in the game.