The Bruins powerplay is ranked first in the NHL, having scored the most goals (24) and having the best goal differential (+23), both leading the league by 3 goals. All this firepower comes with them having the fifth LEAST powerplay opportunities, with only 104 penalties drawn. Their powerplay differential (Penalties drawn - Penalties taken) is dead last in the league, with 29 more penalties taken than drawn. The next worst teams in terms of penalty differential, Anaheim and Winnipeg, have 17 more taken than drawn. (all stats courtesy of War On Ice) The build up to the Ryan Spooner goal in the second period was a prime example of why the Bruins powerplay is ranked first in the league
The unorthodox method of having their top three centers, as well as Loui Eriksson working in front of the net, with Torey Krug manning the point has really clicked for the Bruins, as they maintain possession for almost the whole time of the 1:35 between winning the faceoff and Ryan Spooner finishing it off, never leaving the zone once they enter it. This powerplay is a thing of beauty.