Boston Bruins’ Outstanding Penalty Kill Fuels Historic Season

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The Boston Bruins have had a historic season fueled by their league-leading penalty kill success. With 27 straight kills, the Bruins' PK unit has been a key component in their pursuit of the Stanley Cup.

The Boston Bruins have been a force to be reckoned with this NHL season, in large part due to their remarkable penalty kill (PK) success. With an incredible 27 straight kills, the Bruins’ PK unit has been nothing short of dominant. What’s even more impressive? Over the last 11 games, the team has killed 46 of 49 penalties, an astounding feat that has played a crucial role in their historic season.

The Bruins boast the league’s best PK percentage at 86.94%, with 268 penalty kill attempts under their belt. This impressive performance has contributed significantly to the team becoming the fastest in NHL history to reach 50 wins. With 60 victories in 77 games and 125 points, the Bruins have already secured the Presidents’ Trophy, outpacing the rest of the league by a staggering 18 points.

Boston’s top line has been instrumental in the team’s success. David Pastrnak leads the charge with an outstanding 103 points, followed by Brad Marchand (63 points) and Patrice Bergeron (57 points). Their combined efforts have been vital in the Bruins’ journey to the top of the NHL standings.

The Bruins’ powerful PK unit has been a cornerstone of their game, allowing them to maintain control and momentum even when down a man on the ice. With a disciplined defensive core and goaltending tandem of Linus Ullmark and Jeremy Swayman, the Bruins have consistently shut down their opponents’ power play opportunities.

As the regular season comes to a close and the playoffs loom on the horizon, the Bruins will undoubtedly rely on their incredible penalty kill success to propel them through the postseason. If they can maintain this level of play, they will be a formidable contender in the race for the Stanley Cup.

With a historic season already in the books, the Boston Bruins and their fans have high hopes for the playoffs. The team’s unmatched penalty kill performance will be a crucial factor in their quest for NHL glory.

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