Toronto Mike

Maple Leafs 2, Hurricanes 4


The Leafs have allowed 51 power play goals against this season.  A blog called Behind the Net recently listed the worst penalty killing teams since 1963.

Only two terrible Los Angeles Kings teams from the late 70s and early 80s had less than a 70 PK%.  This season's Leafs clock in at 68.32%.  That's unbelievably bad.

No matter how you slice it, this year's Leafs take is historically bad on the power-play.  Every single player with regular PK time other than Jeff Finger has given up goals at a rate that's worse than the league-average.  Mike Komisarek, Nikolai Kulemin, Wayne Primeau and Francois Beauchemin have been particularly bad, allowing goals at double the NHL average, or worse.  Komisarek's poor PK work is made even worse because he did not even play against top PP lines at 4-on-5.  And let's not forget Vesa Toskala, who has had a humiliating 768 save percentage down a man - that's so bad that it can't all be the fault of the skaters in front of him.

Typical Leafs analysis with the cup half empty all the time.  Don't you all realize that the opposition is only scoring on their powerplays against us 31.68% of the time?  We kill 2 out of every 3 successfully!

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