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First step to improving PK is staying out of box

Updated: October 16, 2009, 2:44 PM ET
By Matt Kalman

The Boston Bruins' penalty kill took major strides last season to break into the top half of the NHL rankings, but entering their Friday night game in Dallas the B's were sitting 25th in the league with a 69.2 percent success rate.

Becoming one of the league's least-penalized teams last season certainly helped the PK. And this season's parade to the box (Boston's averaging almost 18 PIM per game) isn't aiding the cause. However, settling on some consistent pairs could also go a long way ...

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