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01-25-2013, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by LastWordArmy View Post
Five on Five play is important, But to me..we will get good at that and were not even that bad. The thing is that when you do not score on the PP... you tend to give momentum to the other team and deflate yourself. A successful PP really drives a teams momentum. We had 7 opportunities vs the Jackets... not one goal. That has to be deflating.
Nah, if you actually look at results teams that are strong 5v5 compete for Cups. Teams that are strong on the PP are not guaranteed much of anything. As someone else mentioned both the Kings and Bruins were not strong PP teams. They were very good both 5v5 and on the PK.

PP efficiency is nice but it's largely cosmetic. It can make you look better than you are. The Wings teams when Dave Lewis was coach were always good on the PP and would struggle during the playoffs when the PP wasn't performing. Those teams had no ability to score 5v5.

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