How to play shutdown defense
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12-28-2009, 07:11 PM
Join Date: Sep 2008
One on one: watch the waist, keep your stick in front, and try to keep the puck-carrier to the outside.
Two on one: play the pass, but take away space from the puck-carrier so he is at least partially obstructed.
Defensive zone: Keep to your side of the ice. Lets say you are the left defenseman. If the puck is on the left side, focus on the winger on that side and stay between him and the goal. If on the opposite side, keep to the front and make sure that the center is aware of where the extra forward is so he can provide coverage
Offensive zone: Don't pinch unless you know you can keep the puck in the zone, and if the puck is on the opposite side then hang back a little bit so that if they pinch and get caught you are in a position to respond.
Just keep it simple, and when you get used to it you will be able to play more advanced defense as the time goes on.
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