However, we are 16th in PPG points with 7, but 27th in the NHL in PP opportunities with 33 and 29th in PP time (46:50). Trying to look on the bright side for once (OMG how dare I!?) this PP has not been too bad statistically, but IMO has not looked to good on the PP either. I feel like we are the only team that can never have enough space near the point to shoot.
The lack of penalties taken by our opponents just adds to the evidence that we are not playing as a competitive team and not giving it our all. I remember Grabner's speed drawing a ton of penalties throughout the 2nd half of last season - that's been nowhere to be found thus far. We certainly have the talent to make it tougher on our opponents, but we really aren't utilizing it.
Not really surprising. The Isles' special teams are keeping them in games. With guys like Tavares and Streit clicking, the PP is producing at a respectable clip. And so far the PK has been top five in the league.
The reason the Isles' goals for are so low is they're the worst in the league so far at 5 on 5. They're dead last in the league in goals scored at 5 on 5 (10 goals in 9 games), and dead last in the league in GF/GA at 5 on 5 (.67).
5 on 5 production is the area they're going to have to improve tremendously if they want to move up the standings. Percentage-wise, you can't ask much more from the PP or PK.
With the lack of scoring that we've been displaying all season, I was pretty shocked to see that our PP is ranked 10th in the NHL right now
It's an interesting stat but it's so early in the season no teams have been given a chance to really separate themselves from the pack and most teams have yet to find their groove. Every team is probably only separated by a goal or two that the rankings could change drastically on any given day.