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Edmonton Oilers: Fittingly, it was ‘The Great One’ who earned and then delivered on the first post-season penalty shot in franchise history. To add a bit extra to Gretzky’s goal, it was a shorthanded penalty shot attempt in Game 3 of an eventual sweep of the conference final.
Florida Panthers: It would make sense if Florida didn’t have a single attempt in franchise history given the few trips to the post-season, but Aleksander Barkov went one-on-one with the Islanders’ Thomas Greiss during the opening round of the 2016 playoffs. Unfortunately, the Panthers are still waiting on playoff penalty shot goal No. 1.
Los Angeles Kings: Coincidentally, Los Angeles has had two playoff penalty shot attempts and both have come against the Canucks. The results were different, however. Steve Duchesne scored against Vancouver during the first round in 1991, whereas Dustin Brown came up empty in Round 1 during the 2012 playoffs.
Minnesota Wild: The Wild join the Hurricanes as clubs without a single playoff penalty shot in franchise history.
Montreal Canadiens: One would expect a franchise as storied as the Canadiens to have scored at least one penalty shot tally in the playoffs, right? Wrong. There have been four attempts, beginning with Charlie Sands’ shot against Detroit in Round 1 of the 1942 playoffs, but Montreal doesn’t have a playoff penalty shot goal in franchise history.
Nashville Predators: The Predators have twice earned penalty shots in the post-season, and Martin Erat came through on Nashville’s second attempt in 2010. The tally capped a 4-1 victory over the Blackhawks in the first round, but Chicago won the series in six games.
New Jersey Devils: John Madden made his career as a responsible two-way pivot and was often utilized in a shutdown role, which makes it odd that he has the only playoff penalty shot attempt in Devils history. He didn’t cash in, however, so New Jersey remains without a post-season penalty shot marker.
New York Islanders: Given the 1980s Oilers had at least one penalty shot goal in the playoffs, one might assume the dynastic Islanders of the same era had one, too. Not the case. Denis Potvin had an attempt in 1983 against the Capitals, but he failed to score. Randy Wood’s attempt in 1990 against the Rangers was unsuccessful, as well. Shawn Bates made up for both misses, though, with his 2002 penalty shot tally against the Maple Leafs.