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Pivot Point #2: The Penalty Kill

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Pre-season Stats for players with at least 5 total PK minutes.

 

# Player PKGA PK TOI PK GAA
5 Valabik 5 24.48 12.25
23 Slater 5 17.52 17.13
25 Salmela 1 17.32 3.46
3 Popovic 1 16.55 3.63
16 Fritsche 1 13.90 4.32
77 Kubina 4 13.77 17.43
27 Thorburn 2 12.73 9.42
4 Bogosian 3 12.15 14.81
7 Oystrick 0 11.98 0.00
47 Peverley 1 11.15 5.38
19 Reasoner 1 9.87 6.08
9 Kane 2 9.87 12.16
15 Crabb 1 9.87 6.08
39 Enstrom 1 6.88 8.72
12 White 1 5.03 11.92

 

Comments: Small sample size with guys going up against inferior non-NHL players at times. A few things jump out at me. Kane played a lot of PK minutes. Slater who had a poor PK GAA in 2008-09 continued that trend in the pre-season. Everyone was jumping on Boris in the pre-season, but he played a ton of PK time and his GAA was actually lower than Kubina's PK GAA.