Ranking the NHL’s 10 Best Penalty-Killers in the 2014-15 Season

December 3rd, 2014 by Allan Mitchell Leave a reply »
NHL teams rely heavily on a few important players for successful penalty-killing. These men play tough minutes and are in constant chaos, and success means the score stays the same. It's a thankless job.

The best penalty-killers are usually easy to spot—their time-on-ice totals shorthanded lead their respective teams. However, the most successful penalty-killing teams are often those who possess the best goaltending in shorthanded situations. As a for instance, the Chicago Blackhawks rank No. 1 overall in penalty killing with much credit to their goaltenders. Corey Crawford ranks very high in short-handed save percentage this season.

This list puts great value on preventing shots and on playing significant time on the penalty kill, with no credit for playing in front of outstanding goalies. Here are the 10 best penalty-killers in the NHL this season.

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