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10-15-2006, 05:12 PM
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The Penalty Kill

As of right now, the Habs are the #1 team in the league on the PK. We have let in 1 goal in 24 times shorthanded which is about 95%. Obviously, the numbers will not stay that way, but you never know, our position might.

Now, last year, we ended up around 20th I believe.

To what do we owe this early success?

Our 3 tandems?(Bonk-Johnson, Begin-Plekanec, Koivu-Higgins)
Our reliable goaltending?(Aebischer. Huet)
Our coaching?(Carbo, Captain Kirk, Jarvie)
All of the above?

EDIT: Darn, should've made this a poll

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so Higgins has more shorties than the other teams have PP goals

I love that kid

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As of right now, the Habs are the #1 team in the league on the PK. We have let in 1 goal in 24 times shorthanded which is about 95%. Obviously, the numbers will not stay that way, but you never know, our position might.

Now, last year, we ended up around 20th I believe.

To what do we owe this early success?

Our 3 tandems?(Bonk-Johnson, Begin-Plekanec, Koivu-Higgins)
Our reliable goaltending?(Aebischer. Huet)
Our coaching?(Carbo, Captain Kirk, Jarvie)
All of the above?

EDIT: Darn, should've made this a poll
Number 3!

Kirk Muller, Carbo and Jarvis were Grade A penalty killers!

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I'll credit it to the coaching, but Mike Johnson is just total beast out there on the PK. Not to take anything away from Begin and Bonk (and Higgins now) but the addition of Johnson was enormous IMO.

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I'll credit it to the coaching, but Mike Johnson is just total beast out there on the PK. Not to take anything away from Begin and Bonk (and Higgins now) but the addition of Johnson was enormous IMO.
I completely agree with you there.

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All of the Above and the Defensemen too. Everything is working like clockwork on the penalty Kill. Hopefully things keep going this way.

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It also helps that the Koivu-Higgins pair generates offense on the PK well, which takes a lot of pressure off our defenders.

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Its a coaching mentality, we have coaches who want players to be responsible and work hard on D, thats why we get rid of Mike Ribeiro.

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Muller, Muller, Muller. lol. Coaching staff in general, they knew how to play defensive hockey. The players are buying into it knowing it works.

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My vote goes for The Coaching staff...Last year we sucked hard and long, until Gainey and Carbo started coaching. after two or three games our PK turned around 180 degrees. Our ranking didn't rise very high, but it was only due to the sheer crapiness of the PK in the beginning of the year


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We should be 1 on 30 by now

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We should be 1 on 30 by now
our coaching is to thanks for this.

we can also thank our coaches for developing higgins nicely so far muller was higgins's favoret player growing up and now is his coach, higgs must be exstatic. not only that the coaches are setting up a great aggressive style pk tandem, it makes it very very dificult for the opposing teams to set up properly in the slot.

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More pressure. Carbo credited Muller for that. I also love the fact we rotate more than 2 duos up front. It keeps everybody fresh and in the game, and that Koivu - Higgins pairing will certainly provide quite a bit of offense on the PK this year I assume.

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The SHG threat certainly forces opposing PPs to be a little bit more circumspect. At some point watching the Ottawa game during a MTL penalty I went "who's on PP?" as the Habs handled the puck in the Ottawa zone. Lots of good SHG chances against a very nervous PP unit.

Now MTL just needs to get its PP going, but a bit more penalties from the opposition would help there.

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Now MTL just needs to get its PP going, but a bit more penalties from the opposition would help there.
you got it there.

Mtl PP has click pretty well at a 18.8% up to now. Problem is, 16 PP opportunities were given to Mtl up to now. The AVERAGE of the entire league is 29.3 PP opportunities (of course, some teams already have play 5 games). 16 chances is by far the worst in the entire nhl.

We truely need to put more pressure on opponents defense so we can go on the PP more often.

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you got it there.

16 chances is by far the worst in the entire nhl.
Yep, its actually pretty low compared to teams like LA with 45 powerplays already..

http://www.nhl.com/nhlstats/app?fetc...Name=powerPlay

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you got it there.

Mtl PP has click pretty well at a 18.8% up to now. Problem is, 16 PP opportunities were given to Mtl up to now. The AVERAGE of the entire league is 29.3 PP opportunities (of course, some teams already have play 5 games). 16 chances is by far the worst in the entire nhl.

We truely need to put more pressure on opponents defense so we can go on the PP more often.
You are exactly correct, and that was what I was shouting out at the Habs Sens game. The Canadiens forwards did not pressure the Senators at all in the offensive zone. For this team to be successful they will need to use their speed to cause havoc in the offensive zone.

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