Help on getting puck off boards in defensive zone: Winger
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09-04-2011, 11:47 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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Tape to tape is definitely ideal, but in those situations where my D is under pressure behind the net they will fire it up the boards.
See if you can get them to fire it hard off the glass while you start streaking up the ice as opposed to hard and low along the boards.
A shot off the glass will be harder for the opposing D-men to intercept, and the contact of the glass at the proper angle will ensure that the puck loses enough momentum for you to be able to control it somewhere in the neutral zone.
Even if the opposing D-man blocks the puck with his body or catches it, he'll have to let the puck drop to the ice to control it with his stick, giving you time to try and knock the puck off of him. Since it's not the NHL, you'll get a faceoff in your own end if you shoot the puck over the glass.
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