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08-02-2011, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarick View Post
His question was what to do after the 1-on-1 if he knocks the puck into the corner. Obviously on an odd man rush you stay between the two players cheating to the side of the open man (i.e. don't just let the puck carrier walk in on net).
The other poster is right. If you're playing your man right, and you were close enough to knock the puck into the corner in the first place, you should be right on top of him, take him into the corner and have him tied up before he even regains control of the puck. In a contact league, have him pinned. Playing defense is really all about gap control; if you keep your gap tight like you should in that situation, you should have no problem taking the forward into the corner without giving him space to make a feed out front.

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