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Penalty Kill Percentage

What is Penalty Kill Percentage?

A statistic in hockey that measures the rate in which a team prevents their opponents from scoring when the team is at a man disadvantage due to a penalty (the opposing team is on a power play). The higher this rate the better teams are considered to be at preventing goals when short handed.

PK% = (power play opportunitues - power play goals against)/power play opportunities against

Sporting Charts explains Penalty Kill Percentage - PK%

The average NHL team will generally have a power play percentage around 80-85% with the top teams generally being close to 90% and bottom teams nearing 75%.

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