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Faith In The Penalty Kill

02/13/2018 at 2:41pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

The results have been alarming, but Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill isn’t losing confidence in his team’s penalty kill.

What has been troubling has been the unit’s lack of effectiveness in weekend games against the New York Islanders and Washington, where the opposition scored six goals on 10 power-play attempts.

Included in that span, obviously, is Friday’s four goals by the Islanders on a late-game five-minute penalty that turned the game in New York’s favor.

But Blashill feels the unit will regain its balance and get back to the level it did the five games previous to the weekend, when it killed 10 of 11 power plays.

“That’s the important part, we had a good penalty kill for a long time, and we have real good penalty killers,” Blashill said.

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