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Penalty Kill Woes


Hey, I get it.  I understand.  Vancouver's penalty kill was awful in the first round.  There is no getting around it.  It will need to be remedied against a conceivably better opponent who seems to have desires to muck it up in front of Luongo's net because that is what worked for them last year.  For review let's have a history lesson and I promise it will be short:

2010 Playoffs - First Round Stats:

 

PPGA:  10

TSH: 26

PK: 61.5%

Yeah.  Those are terrible.  and we know they have to be fixed.  and we know that everyone is writing about it, despite a relative improvement in the PK% in the last 3 games.  we know that fans have been calling for Raycroft or 'anyone but alberts".  But what I don't know is this.  more after the jump.

What I don't know is this.

2010 Playoffs - First Round Stats:

PPGA:  7

TSH:  22

PK: 68.2%

Hey now.  Those are pretty awful too.  And I would hope that they would be remedied and that their respective media outlets would be drawing attention to the suck.  that Fans would be lamenting the crappiness of the stat and be wary of their next opponent.  but here is the thing, I don't see it or hear it anywhere.  And who is this mystery team?

Why it's your defending SC Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

So my question to you, good people, is why?

In a Playoffs where anything can happen (and as recently as last night, Halak happened), why is this being ignored for the Pens?  and why is this being stressed so heavily for the Canucks?  Is this not the end of the world stat?  Won't this stop the Pens from moving on?  and if not, why?  Please educate me.

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