We've already learned about penalties in ice hockey and how they result in a team being short-handed on the ice. When a team is short-handed, the other team is on a power play until the penalty clock expires.
In this tutorial, we will learn about different strategies related to penalty killing in ice hockey.
When a team is on a power play, the opposing team is short-handed. They must wait for the penalty clock to expire to return to full-strength. Teams will do whatever they can to kill the penalty and waste time on the ice for the penalty clock to expire. If a team succeeds at defending against a goal for the duration of the penalty clock, they are said to have killed the penalty.