Here is a warm up drill that works on the soft chip into the zone. This is a tactic that can be used by forwards when attacking the blue line in 2 on 2 or 3 on 2 situations. The idea is to chip it softly into space just inside the zone so that the player coming through with speed can pick it up. This drill is also great for goalies to work on their lateral movement.
The players should line up in four equal lines with the first player at the blue line. The first player (P1) will carry the puck out towards center ice and then make a pass to the first player in the opposite line (P2). P2 receives the pass and takes a couple of steps off the boards to create an angle and chips the puck into the zone so the puck ends up near the top of the circles. P1 should skate full speed into the zone to receive the chip then get on their inside edges and look to make a pass to the second player who is driving hard to the far post.