B's focus on more disciplined penalty kill

June, 1, 2011
6/01/11
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals was probably a textbook case of what the Bruins don’t want to do when killing penalties. The Lightning exploded for three power-play goals on four opportunities and that was the difference in a 5-4 Tampa Bay win that sent the series to a seventh and decisive game. Thankfully the Bruins didn’t have to kill any power plays in Game 7 and won, 1-0, to move on to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Canucks.

They know against a potent Vancouver power play that is 17-for-60 and scoring at a 28.3 percent clip, they can’t have a repeat of Game 6.

“We didn’t put pressure on the puck when we had to, and then when they had control we were skating all over and guys weren’t in position,” winger Daniel Paille said. “So I think in Game 6 we kind of had a lack of intensity and focus and discipline.”

In Game 1 tonight and throughout the finals, Paille and the Bruins’ penalty-kill squad plan to keep things simple and structured.

“Maybe fix some areas like not being too spread out but keep it simple and tight," said Paille. "We want to be patient and not scrambling because they’re as good as any at probably getting teams running around.”

James Murphy

Bruins reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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