Mar 17, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT
The Pittsburgh Penguins may be on a two-game losing streak, but at least they can still say they have the best special teams in the NHL.
The following shows the combined power-play and penalty-kill rates for all 30 teams. The Pens have the top-ranked PP and the third-ranked PK.
As you can see, the poor Panthers are dead last in the combined category, and by a wide margin. Florida ranks 30th in both the PP and the PK. Which makes it tough to win many games, because they’re not the greatest even-strength team either.
The largest disparity between good penalty killing and a poor power play? That would be Winnipeg, with the fifth-ranked PK and 26th-ranked PP. (Honorable mentions: San Jose, Vancouver, and Carolina.)
The largest disparity between a good power play and poor penalty killing? That would be Washington, with the second-ranked PP and 21-st ranked PK. (Honorable mentions: Toronto, Phoenix and Chicago.)
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