The other thing it does - and the constant passing does this, as well - is wear out the opposing PK unit. Every time you force them to move their feet, you're sapping a little bit of their energy, and they start getting sluggish after about 30-45 seconds of sustained puck control and movement. That's a big reason why the Fisher goal happened: nobody was moving quickly enough to react to the play in the slot.
If we come out with the same intensity in the third as we did in the first two periods, we've got this. They can't handle our forecheck.
Our three successful PP so far involved moving the puck quickly. Skate it if necessary, pass if possible ... but move it quick and make them shift to cover the new angles. Erat's skate around kept creeping in while circling .. then pass out to Ellis ... then circle and creep some more. I can tolerate the Erat Dance of Circularity as long as it's having the desired effect. When the defenders just let him dance along the boards and don't waste energy ... he needs to try something else.