PK real bright spot for Bruins

Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows screens Boston Bruins' Tim Thomas as Dennis Seidenberg blocks a...

Vancouver Canucks' Alex Burrows screens Boston Bruins' Tim Thomas as Dennis Seidenberg blocks a shot . (REUTERS/Andy Clark)

Chris Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:04 PM ET

If there's one thing the Boston Bruins have going for them as they face elimination in the Stanley Cup final, it's their penalty killing.

The Bruins have given up just one power-play goal -- in 25 short-handed situations -- to the Vancouver Canucks during the first five games of the final. The Canucks' lone power-play goal was scored in Game 2 by Alex Burrows.

Since then, the Bruins have killed off 18 straight Canucks power-play chances.

"It's no secret. Every time you want to shut down a good power play, you want to be aggressive," said Bruins defenceman Dennis Seidenberg. "You want to be playing the body and trying to separate the guy from the puck. Once one guy goes, everybody goes. That's the key to every good 'PK' and we've been doing the job so far.

"You have to be aggressive because they are such good puck movers. Every single chance we have to pressure them or when they enter the zone to angle them off, you have to be careful where you position yourself and how you pressure so you don't get beat in odd-man situations around the net."

Vancouver defenceman Sami Salo said the Canucks have done what they've wanted to do on the power play, short of scoring.

"We haven't made too many adjustments," he said. "We've been getting chances." 


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