At the beginning of the month, the Flyers were dreadful when a man down, ranking 29th in penalty-kill percentage (73.9) on Feb. 2. Though their league ranking hasn’t improved significantly—now 28th—they’ve achieved an unexpected feat by going three straight games without killing a penalty. It’s been exactly 215 minutes, according to longtime Flyers beat writer Wayne Fish. The NHL tells Deadspin the Flyers’ three-game streak is tied for the longest since the league began tracking detailed penalty-kill and power-play stats in the 1977-78 season. The Calgary Flames also went three games without going shorthanded between April 4 and 9 in 2015. The Flyers didn’t commit any minor penalties in their two wins over the Canadiens and the Rangers. Although forward Dale Weise was called for roughing against Columbus on Feb. 16., it came at the same time as a Blue Jackets penalty, so the Flyers weren’t shorthanded.
The Flyers Haven’t Had To Kill A Penalty In Three Games
Deadspin | Feb 21