Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/13/06 at 01:02 AM ET
Q. Usually five-on-three against is a pretty dicey situation. You have killed four of them. Have you ever seen a five-on-three that has been this good for you and also can you kind of give us a clue as to why they are so effective? COACH PETER LAVIOLETTE: I think power play -- I think power play when you have a power play meeting and we try to go by this, when you have a power play meeting I think it's good get the input from the players. You have some of the most creative, gifted players in the world in a meeting to talk about how to be creative, so it doesn't make sense to dominate a conversation. As far as the penalty kill goes, I think it is a lot more structure, I think that you have to have assignments, you have to have routes, you have to execute those routes. You have to be willing to pay a price by blocking a shot, head first if you had to. And I think the biggest thing is execution.read more in the comments...
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