Canes Report: Barrasso revamps Canes Penalty Kill

 

Carolina Hurricanes goaltending coach Tom Barrasso is credited for Cam Wards turnaround this season but following the All-Star break, head coach Paul Maurice handed the penalty kill duties to Barrasso and the Canes have seen instant results. The Canes moved to an aggressive (PK)forecheck with an strong emphasis on pressuring at all times. They are very aggressive and the Hurricanes are 49-for-54 on the penalty kill in the playoffs and limited the Bruins high octane power play to only two goals in the entire series. It has caught many by surprise that Barrasso has had an instrumental on Cam Ward after Barrasso was regarded as a horrible teammate to younger goaltenders when playing with the Penguins, but his role with the Hurricanes penalty kill is a prime reason why the Hurricanes have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. Rod Brind’Amour probable to play in Game 1 The Hurricanes have announcedRead More »