In between grabbing pints on the new Clocktower’s patio and enjoying yesterday’s gorgeous weather, I spent a fraction of the afternoon gleaning information on Ottawa’s penalty killing numbers from this past season.
This past season, the Senators were tied for having the 20th best PK success rate in the league at 81.6-percent. One year removed from having the ninth-best mark at 83.7-percent, the penalty kill is one of the few areas that suffered once Paul MacLean took over as the new head coach of the Senators.
The following is the composition of how MacLean handled his roster. For the sake of this piece, I’ve set some parameters. To be included, players have to have played in more than 20 games and had to average 50 or more seconds of SH TOI/G.
SH TOI/G: Erik Condra – 2:46; Jesse Winchester – 2:14; Zack Smith – 2:12; Kaspars Daugavins – 1:58; Jim O’Brien – 1:57; Milan Michalek – 1:28; Daniel Alfredsson – 1:17; and Zenon Konopka – 0:50.
Here’s a chart of h