Players Adjust Game to Stay Out of Penalty Box as Power Plays Dwindle

From NHL.com: Matt Duchene preferred to bite his tongue on the topic of penalties and fewer whistles these days. His stitched-up lip spoke loudly, though, courtesy of a recent cross-check that didn’t result in a call or a power play. “I have to be careful what I say here,” the Colorado Avalanche forward said. “But I’m very opinionated on it. … I don’t know whether the standard has changed or not.” League-wide, penalties have dramatically dipped from a decade ago. In 2005-06, there was an average of 11.7 power-play opportunities per game for both teams, according to STATS. Last...

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