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10-09-2010, 01:20 PM
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Biggest slump of my house league career.

Tomorrow night is the last game of our ten game session and for some God awful reason I cannot score. I have one goal (about 20 assists) but still, one goal all session long.

I can't figure out how to break out of this scoring slump. I am trying not to think about it, but every time I am out there, it's always in the back of my mind. I have a good set of hands and have some wheels. I think it's account of bad luck or being snake bitten. Any pointers?

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Keep working hard and doing what you're doing. 21 pts. in 9 games means you're helping your team so just keep your nose to the grindstone and the goals will come.

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Get dirty. Dig in the corners, crash the net, screen the goalie. Not many goalies are good at controlling rebounds in house leagues, so if you're anywhere near the net, a bounce will come your way soon enough. Just be ready to slam it in, get your "touch" back and then start scoring some pretty goals again.

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Keep working hard and doing what you're doing. 21 pts. in 9 games means you're helping your team so just keep your nose to the grindstone and the goals will come.
^^ This. I just broke out of my slump last week...hadn't scored since April. Had so many "almost" goals, but the puck just wasn't going behind the goalie. Even scored once and had it called back due to a hand pass.

The best advice I got was what Pog said. Just keep working hard. If you keep doing the right things (and it sounds like you are with that many assists), they'll start to fall in for you at some point. Another teammate reiterated that there are only three things you can do:

1) Shoot the puck.
2) ...on net
3) ...where the goalie isn't.

Keep doing that, and it'll feel FANTASTIC when one finally makes it through. Hope it happens sooner rather than later for you.

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So I just stuck with it tonight. Get pushing like I have. In a 5-4 overtime win, I notched two. One tap in off a rebound and the other, I walked into the slot, and sent a slapshot past the goalie.

Thanks guys!

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So I just stuck with it tonight. Get pushing like I have. In a 5-4 overtime win, I notched two. One tap in off a rebound and the other, I walked into the slot, and sent a slapshot past the goalie.

Thanks guys!
Basically just like I said. I should coach.

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Congrats on breaking out.

I'm a pretty superstitious guy, so when I get into a slump I throw all my superstitions out the window and start fresh. Switch tape color, dressing order, parking spot, all that crap. It sounds dumb, but it makes me feel better, and breaking out of a slump is often just about how you feel.

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Don't worry about it. You're still making plays, to some people that in itself is a better reward than scoring.

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Just dangle through everybody and go bar down....lol


kidding aside, go to the net. that is where you will have the highest chance of scoring. even if the puck bounces off of you, it still counts.

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