But do not forget, when you decide to go, to ensure that you play with “controlled violence.” If the power play against playing on the outside, you know when to your movement to do. If they are knocking in, make the correct reading and give you the green light to attack.
“We have done a good job to get our sight and the right time to attack and try to score and there are other times when we need to get our companies from the ice and get new ones. out there, ”said Capitals assistant Scott Arniel, who headed the penalty killing unit. “The guys are very good in that section.” T
While the penalty capitals Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik missed in the season, he received skilled penalty killers with Carl Hagelin, who received a trading deadline last year, Garnet Hathaway, Radko Gudas and Jonas Siegenthaler. The team is headed by Siegenthaler, Gudas and Hagelin in a time of glaciation and the capitals unit is printed by the personnel and system combinations in the system.
Through 17 games, the eighth penalty on the capitals in the series is killed, killing 85.7 per cent of opposing power plays. Since 29 October, 15 out of 17 power plays have been killed by the Capitals (88.2 per cent). Through the same number of games last year, the Capitals were ranked in the 28th series, with only 72.7 per cent of the power plays opposing the killing.
The efficiency change began to increase following the acquisition of the Hagelin Capitals, and ranked 13th in the series during the final 22 games of the regular season. Washington eventually finished 24th in the series on the punishment of the penalty (78.9 per cent).
In the 5-4 caps of the capitals of the Capitals on Thursday against the Florida Panthers, the unit only allowed one goal to kill twice in the second period. One score finally reached the fourth killing of the night.
“It starts with the mind, the people who want to kill and do for the team and be proud and feel that it starts there,” Hagelin said. “Then when you start to feel good and the season is rolling on you, you need to make your garden to perform key stops on the PK and sacrifice your body.” T
Before they got Hagelin, the Capitals entered the last season as they wanted to give the unit more aggression, but they soon realized it was also aggressive, with timely opportunities to fight power plays. Arniel described the unit as “across the map.”
“There's always been an all-time blitz, it didn't work as well for us last year and so we got a good balance,” said Arniel.
The players prefer to make the right season the right season, recognizing when they need to attack “motivated situations” and also when they come back if the opposition wants to stay on the edges. Arniel said that he no longer tells his unit what he would do on the ice; they're doing the go.
For example, if opponents are coming below the hash marks, the defenders know what to do without thinking about it. If the ones continue to work up the half-wall, the delegates know how to cut this out as they look forward to the next play. The group has placed additional emphasis on its net compromise, and the Arniel area has improved significantly. A player might not like to shoot him down the ice, but he can hit 10 years for someone who comes with him, which could lead to opportunities.
“As a group we have done a better job to help each other,” said Arniel.
The Capitals are linked to the fourth in the series with three short cut goals. Arniel said that the Phoenix team of the last season was a good example of a systematically secure penalty killing, which had 16 short cut targets. Calgary was in charge of the series with 18.
“I think we got it,” said Arniel. “As a training team we like what we see. They are recognizing. We're not telling them to go here or you shouldn't go here. That's the worst thing you can do on the ice as a player. ”
Specifically, the defendants have experienced a major boost in the killing of penalties, with Gudas and Siegenthaler on the first of the boards. Arniel said that the greatest asset the unit has is the ability not to kill the best players at all times.
The main example is John Carlson. If the Capitals are able to use players like Gudas, Siegenthaler, Michal Kempny and Nick Jensen to use the punishment most of the time, then Carlson is not free to kill the only 30 seconds to go. Then the Capitals can excel Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie over the boards when the kill is finished and now they are part of the abusive rush, a good opportunity to catch some tired teams.
“We have a better situation because more natural people are killed,” said Arniel.