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A look at the the NHL's Top 5 Power Play Teams and Bottom 5 Penalty Kill Teams

Bruce Bennett

If you are in a league that counts Power Play points, then don't be left short-handed this year. From time to time I will be recapping the leagues Top 5 Power Play percentage teams and the Bottom 5 Penalty Kill teams in the NHL. We are still only a couple of weeks into this young season so expect these stats to fluctuate for the next month until you see a clearer pattern of how the teams are really doing.

Look for these upcoming matchups and take advantage!

TOP 5 POWER PLAY TEAMS

1. Washington Capitals

Games Played: 6

PP Opp: 22

PPG: 8

PP%: 36.4

Upcoming Schedule: Rangers, Blue Jackets, Jets, Oilers, Flames

2. Pittsburgh Penguins

Games Played: 6

PP Opp: 17

PPG: 6

PP%: 35.3

Upcoming Schedule: Flyers, Nucks, Avs, Isles, Leafs

3. Toronto Maple Leafs

Games Played: 7

PP Opp: 27

PPG: 9

PP%: 33.3

Upcoming Schedule: Canes, Hawks, Ducks, Blue Jackets, Pens

4. St. Louis Blues

Games Played: 5

PP Opp: 20

PPG: 6

PP%: 30.0

Upcoming Schedule: Hawks, Jets, Nucks, Preds, Jets

5. Minnesota Wild

Games Played: 7

PP Opp: 31

PPG: 9

PP%: 29.0

Upcoming Schedule: Lightning, Panthers, Preds, Canes, Hawks

BOTTOM 5 PENALTY KILL TEAMS

1. Anaheim Ducks

Games Played: 5

PK Opp: 14

PP GA: 5

PK%: 64.3

Upcoming Schedule: Flames, Yotes, Stars, Leafs, Habs

2. Calgary Flames

Games Played: 5

PK Opp: 12

PP GA: 4

PK%: 66.7

Upcoming Schedule: Ducks, Sharks, Kings, Yotes, Stars

3. Edmonton Oilers

Games Played: 7

PK Opp: 24

PP GA: 8

PK%: 66.7

Upcoming Schedule: Isles, Sens, Habs, Caps, Yotes

4. Minnesota Wild

Games Played: 7

PK Opp: 25

PP GA: 8

PK%: 68.0

Upcoming Schedule: Lightning, Panthers, Preds, Canes, Hawks

5. Nashville Predators

Games Played: 6

PK Opp: 21

PP GA: 6

PK%: 71.4

Upcoming Schedule: Kings, Habs, Jets, Wild, Jets