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Flyers Penalty Kill Looms Large Against Nashville

The Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Thursday night was one of the team’s most complete games of the season.

With all four forward lines operating like a well-oiled machine, the team managed to shell shock a Nashville team that was in the midst of a five-game winning streak.

The standout moments came in the form of Wayne Simmonds’ two-goal night, the energy of his line with Brayden Schenn and Zac Rinaldo, and the near flawless play of Ilya Bryzgalov.

However, it can’t be understated how important the team’s penalty kill was in the game’s outcome.

Flyers look to exact revenge on Jets

The last time the Philadelphia Flyers and Winnipeg Jets faced off, the two teams participated in a back-and-forth display of defensive futility.

Flyers Penalty Kill on Fire

It’s not surprising to hear that the Philadelphia Flyers take a lot of penalties. What is pleasantly surprising though is that the Flyers penalty kill is quickly becoming one of the league’s best.

Penalty Killing Themselves

After Saturday night's 3-2 overtime loss to the Kings it became obvious that penalties are becoming a problem for the Flyers. TCL's Matt Brigidi explains.

The Art of the Penalty Kill

What has this league become?  Over the past two decades we have seen a drastic drop in offense, goal scorers struggling to get to fifty, and only three players have broken the 120 point mark since the new millennium.  Offense have taken a dive, and part of the reason is the adjustments that have been made to the penalty kill.

Currently, six team in the league have managed to kill off everyone of their opponents' powerplays. They are Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Florida, Montreal, Colorado, and Tampa Bay. These teams have had some strong competition so far, so this is not anything to scoff at.  Of these, none are more impressive than the Pittsburgh Penguins.