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01-13-2006, 01:06 AM
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The key is to learn how to read a goalie. See how they move, where they are positioned in the net. The most important thing: Picture what the puck sees. You may see lots of room up high, but the puck, which is anywhere from 5-6 feet below your eyes, sees much less room there. If you see a goalie crouching down, like they are going to drop right when you position for the shot, then you might want to try up high. Sometimes, you'll get lucky and the goalie will clearly be hogging one side of the net.

The only way you'll really get good at putting it in the net is to find where the holes are. They are never the same, so no breakaway will ever be won with the same deke or shot. You gotta be flexible, don't get rushed, keep your head up, and read the holes in the net from the pucks perspective. You'll hit more shots that way.

A controlled shot here is just a given.

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