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The PK was already getting better before he got here, but it's been outstanding since Halpern joined. Like around 95% I believe. Not saying he made that much of an impact but he sure hasn't hurt.

The same thing happened last year though. At about 30-35 games into the season, we were sitting around 80-82%, and then we had a PK surge in the second half of the year and finished 2nd overall. As I've said before, part of that might have been the team getting used to its system, part of it might have been opponents sitting back against a team out of the playoffs, I don't know. Obviously the latter is not the case this year, but it's nice to see both special teams falling into place.

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One of the players (I think it's Gorges) said that the main PK players did many video review sessions with the coaches and they've been practicing that part of the game quite a lot in the past few weeks.

And it certainly has paid off in spades.

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i agree and i think mb deserves a lot of credit for picking up halpern to give us a solid 2nd pk pairing

Halpern has helped, but we already had two solid pairings: Plekanec-Moen and Eller-Gionta. The only reason Armstrong's not on the PK is because he's hurt. I'm happy with where our PK is right now, don't get me wrong, but I feel that we could have gotten better a lot sooner just by using personnel properly.

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Hilarious video but just watch the box play work from our guys. It's awesome. Plekanec and Moen are playing the points to absolute perfection.

Absolutely hilarious. And yes, the forward play was stellar. Great rotation, patience, sticks in the lanes, nobody getting confused about assignment. FWIW the Bruins' PP is 25th in the league but 10th overall on the road, so it's not a nothing achievement to have held them to 0 shots killing a crucial 6-on-4 at the Bell Centre.

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Found it.

Apparently we've climbed into 13th with a success rate of 82.5%

And it's been mentioned in a number of places that we've been perfect in something like 7 straight games. Definitely getting on track, just like last season.

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