No team has a worse penalty kill (71.6 percent) this year than Calgary.
And no team has a better power play (31.4 percent) than Boston.
As such, there’s an interesting dynamic at play tonight when the Flames host the Bruins at the Saddledome.
“We just need to clean it up a little bit and make sure we’re on the same page as a four man unit,” Flames forward Michael Frolik, one of the team’s penalty killers, told the Calgary Herald. “We’ve talked about it, we just have to do it on the ice.”
The Flames have given up at least one PPG in four of their last six games, but were perfect in a 4-3 shootout win over Dallas on Tuesday. That could give them some much-needed momentum to shut down the Bruins — specifically Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.
Bergeron sits second in the league in power play points with 13, trailing only Patrick Kane.
Krejci is also top-15 in the league in PP points, with nine.
Now, it has to be said that Boston’s power play has cooled off a bit recently — scoring just twice on the last 12 opportunities — and that the gaudy 31 percent success clip has much to do with a streak from Oct. 27 to Nov. 12, in which the B’s scored a power play goal in eight straight contests.
Last time out, in Wednesday’s shootout loss to the Oilers, Boston failed to convert on either of its PP chances.