Structure, Good Decision Making Keys to Bruins’ Penalty Kill Success (Video)

The Boston Bruins didn’t bring their best effort in the first period of Friday’s game against the Ottawa Senators, but the team’s penalty kill was fantastic.

Boston’s structure makes it difficult for opponents to gain entry to the attacking zone and set up their power-play. When they do get access, the B’s often make good decisions on how aggressive to pressure the points and when to challenge a puck carrier in the corner.

Check out the video above for a breakdown of the Bruins’ penalty kill, which has the third-best success rate in the NHL at 86.6 percent.

Hockey 4 Housing

During the 2013-14 regular season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $200 for each successful penalty kill by the Bruins to Habitat for Humanity.

Follow the tally as the team rallies toward its goal of $50,000!

As of April 14, 2014, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $44,000.

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