Pittsburgh Penguins Weekly Roundup: Geno’s Streaking, Special Teams are Rolling

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5. The penalty kill isn’t looking too bad either

After starting the year horrendously, the Penguins’ penalty kill is rounding into form as well.

The Pens have managed to kill off all 14 shorthanded opportunities over their four-game win streak, allowing their penalty kill percentage to climb the ranks with each passing game.

Forwards Marcel Goc, Brandon Sutter, Craig Adams, and Pascal Dupuis have been leading the shorthanded charge.

The Penguins have had a very different penalty kill workload at home and on the road. Interestingly enough, they’ve been the most penalized in the league at home, having to kill off a league-leading 30 opposing powerplays at the Consol Energy Center.

On the road, however, the script has been flipped as the Pens have had to deal with only 11 shorthanded situations, the lowest number in the league.

As long as the team can cut down their penalty minutes at home and continue to climb up the penalty kill ranks, they should be in good shape as the season continues.