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.

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Berkshire Bank Foundation

During the 2016-2017 regular season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $100 for each Bruins assist to three local non-profit organizations. Click here to see official rules.

As of March 30, the Berkshire Bank Foundation has raised $11,500 for Cradles to Crayons, which provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive -- at home, at school and at play.

Earlier this season, the foundation raised $10,000 for Soldier On, a private nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, and $12,100 for Birthday Wishes, a non-profit organization with a mission to provide birthday parties to children experiencing homelessness.