Stingy Penalty Kill Helping Mallards

Mallards denying teams with stingy penalty kill

by Dan Angell
Quad City Times

Although the Mallards’ power play continues to sit in the basement of the Central Hockey League, the squad hasn’t had the same problems in the other part of the special-teams department.

The Mallards’ penalty kill ranks fourth in the CHL at 84.2 percent and is tied with Wichita for the fewest power-play goals given up this season with 21.

The Mallards lead the CHL with seven short-handed goals, three of which belong to league leader Mickey Lang.

- A lack of an All-Star Game did not stop the CHL from taking its scheduled All-Star break, as the league’s players received three days away from hockey this week upon reaching roughly the halfway point of the season.

After Fort Worth’s 6-2 win Sunday over Tulsa, the CHL’s 10 clubs took three days off, with players allowed to work out and receive treatment at their team’s facilities, but no formal practices were allowed to be scheduled.

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