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05-11-2011, 10:12 AM
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Always have your head on a swivel so you know if you have support from a teammate.

If you do, and really you should in this scenario, pin him to the boards and try to work the puck out to a teammate with your skates and stick. Your teammates should be concerned with covering your back. Once the puck is out, get back in position.

If for some reason you're "on an island" without support, and there is a second opposing player in the area, play it more conservatively. Stay between the puck and the net. Chances are if you close in he will try and pass the puck to his open teammate for an easy 1-on-0, so you want to cut off that option until your teammates arrive. Again, have your head on a swivel and don't get sucked in without support.

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