The first 20 games of this season could have been a disaster. The team has played very hard with all the injuries it has had. .500 might not seem like much of an accomplishment but it is considering the players this team has had missing for a ton of game.
Same here, whether it's Richards or McDonagh shooting the puck from the point with a quick release and Callahan sitting in front of the net, or Kreider doing the same on that second PP line. Hags, Stepan, and Zuks have all been very effective respectively as well.
It's great to see them be less methodical with the puck and not be forced to the outside with the man advantage.
McDonagh finally being added to the PP has been very effective. He deserved to be on the PP last year, but Torts and Sully rarely put him on it. Love the way he moves the puck from the point and his shot is getting better from back there.