Offensive Zone Face-Off Wide D Play

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awl5038 on 9/21/2018

Use occasionally.  Opposing team will pick up on, and defend, if overused.

Wide defenseman (LD in the video above), needs to get as wide as possible, to the boards is possible. C and LW must execute their roles, drawing coverage with them. RW swings high, just inside the blue line, in the middle of the ice, then cuts down the slot, looking for a pass from LD. When puck is moved from RD to LD, the LD needs to read the play to mkae sure the RW is open, in the slot.  If not, a shot on net is the option.

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Denis Savard explains an effective offensive zone face-off play.  This play is very difficult to defend and when executed properly will result in a quality scoring chance.

What do you think of this play?  Do yo have a different variation?  We would love to hear your comments.