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08-01-2011, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
IMO, you should cover the front of the net and hope that a backchecker goes to take him. A forward in the cornet with the puck seems to beat the defenseman almost every time, and that means a one-timer into an empty net or a 2-on-0.
No, he should only protect the middle if he is alone on an odd man rush. Otherwise take the man into the corner with the intent of winning the puck or tying it up to provide time for your teammates to come back and support. If you dont take him into the corner you allow possession to the forward which is what you dont want.

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