Panthers' Special Teams stats through six games

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 18: Brian Campbell #51 of the Florida Panthers handles the puck against Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on October 18, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

A quick look at Florida's powerplay and penalty killing performances over the first half-dozen matches, which have produced some rather remarkable numbers considering three of those games were shutouts.

Power Play

Florida has received 28 man-advantage opportunities through six games, scoring 8 times (28.6%). Interestingly, the PP has clicked at exactly the same pace - percentage-wise - at home (2-for-7 in 2GP) and on the road (6-for-21 in 4GP).

Six of those goals resulted from 5-on-4s in 47:04. Two additional goals were scored during a pair of 5-on-3s over a combined stretch of 1:06. The have not yet had a 4-on-3 opportunity. One shorthanded goal-against has been allowed.

PP chances, by period:

First: 12, Second: 6, Third: 10, OT: None

PP Leaders:

G - Kris Versteeg (3), Jason Garrison (2), three tied with (1)

A - Brian Campbell (6), three tied with (2), four tied with (1)

 

Penalty Kill

Over the same six games, the Panthers have found themselves shorthanded on a total of 16 occasions, allowing 3 goals while successfully killing 13 opposition power plays (81.2%). In two games at home the club has gone 4-for-5 (80%), while four matches on the road have resulted in a 9-for-11 kill rate (81.8%). Florida has spent 29:52 on the PK, scoring shorthanded once.

Times Shorthanded, by period:

First: 8, Second: 4, Third: 4, OT: None

SH TOI Leaders:

Mike Weaver (19:11), Garrison (16:32), Marcel Goc (15:02)

 

Fast Fact: The Cats have spent 18:18 more time on the PP than the kill, good for second in the league behind a mystifying Blue Jackets squad (23:49), and well ahead of the third-ranked Red Wings (12:37).

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