Devils' Penalty Kill Dominant Through 2 Periods

New Jersey’s penalty kill was among the best in the NHL during the regular season, but in their first round series against the Panthers, it was an absolute mess. You could argue that the weakness of the PK — and thus the strength of the Florida power play — was one of the reasons the series stretched to seven games.

The Devils returned to superiority in the PK department against Philly in Round 2, and in Game 1, it’s certainly looking like more of the same. Through two periods, the Devils have killed off three penalties and they’ve allowed only five New York shots in those three chances. Meanwhile, they’ve taken five shorthanded shots on goal.

New Jersey’s forecheck has been great at even strength, so they’re basically limiting New York to chances at 5-on-4. The Rangers haven’t been able to do much of anything there, either.

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