The Boston Bruins went from having the fourth-worst power play in the NHL to the third-best in the league in just one season.
There were many factors that contributed to the drastic turnaround, but NESN’s Andy Brickley thinks the biggest is Zdeno Chara’s net-front presence on the man-advantage. While Chara’s height certainly makes that the biggest difference, he’s also much more effective at setting up screens in front of the net.
The new spot has certainly been productive for Big Z, as he has racked up 10 power-play goals on the year, which ranks second in the league among defensemen.
Check out the video above for Brick and Leah Hextall’s breakdown of the B’s power play.