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P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens.
Montreal’s special teams have been a mixed bag.
The team’s power play started the season on fire, but has cooled down and now stands at an above-average even 20 percent, good for 10th in the league.
Of course, Montreal has drawn 120 power-play opportunities (“earned” instead, if you believe the hypocritical diatribe of one Claude Julien), meaning, even when it is struggling, the power-play unit is still contributing regularly.
The penalty kill has meanwhile been consistently decent, but at 81.6 percent is only 14th in the league.
Additionally, despite a few single-penalty games against the Ottawa Senators and the Leafs recently, the Habs have been relatively undisciplined. Heading into last weekend’s games, they've been shorthanded a total of 95 times, which was tied at the time with the Colorado Avalanche for sixth-worst in the league (Brandon Prust leads the league with 81 penalty minutes).
Obviously, the Avalanche did just break Chicago’s unprecedented 24-game point streak. However, we are talking about a team that is below .500, has trouble putting the puck in net and trouble keeping it out of its own.
The Avalanche also have unsuccessfully tried out a total of 12 different goalies since Patrick Roy retired in 2003, with the best season statistically speaking belonging to one David “Swiss Cheese” Aebischer.
Bottom line: Maybe not the best team out there to model your own after.