Thread: Advice: Screening the Goalie
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02-17-2014, 12:24 PM
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Holmstrom made his living doing this. Unfortunately, cross checks from dmen and goalies are the price you will pay. Some refs will call it, others will let it go. I like to get a pretty wide stance going with my stick right in front of me. Pretty much a basic hockey stance. Usually d men try to push you from the wide and this makes it a lot tougher for them to move you since they are perpendicular to your skate edges. If I am getting crosschecked from behind, your stick will keep you propped up. Always square up to your shooter.

Btw, thats more advice for the pp. if your at even strength, you can still be doing this, assuming your team has possession of the puck (especially at the points). But, if your other forwards are still grinding it out in the corners, you should not be in front of the net, because you're of no help to them there.

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