Habs lack penalty-killer instinct

In today’s Montreal Gazette, Pat Hickey writes that the Canadiens lack a penalty-killing instinct this season, but there are signs the team could be turning things around. Currently ranked 21st in the NHL, the Habs haven’t allowed a power-play goal in the last two games and were able to kill off a lengthy 5-on-3 against the Bruins on Thursday night.

"We’re not just a stagnant box out there; we’re constantly forcing and trying not to let them set up," Tom Kostopoulos said. "If they’re gonna beat us, they’ll have to do it with a great play."



  1. HabsProf says:

    Yes, I think the penalty killing has improved and can continue to improve.

    Never forget, though, the most important penalty killer is your goaltender.

    If we can continue to improve in faceoffs (hello Chipchura! – you have a chance to learn from some of the best) our penalty killing will only get better.

  2. RCMP486 says:

    I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that we aren’t penalized that much.

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