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The 1-3-1 power play is a tough power play to defend against. In this clip the Florida Panthers show a few principles that work well against defending this type of power play.

What to Watch

  • Once the puck goes to the top the Panthers set up in a diamond formation.
  • The player at the top of the diamond is responsible for not allowing an easy shot on net from the point.
  • The two players on the edge are responsible for taking away the shooting lane if the puck is moved to the one of the players on the outside.
  • If the puck is moved to the outside and then down low the players on the edge collapse to the player in the middle.
  • All of the players have to be willing to make themselves big in the shooting lanes and block shots.

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