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Penalty Kill Active Stick

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Objective:

Penalty killers- active stick in passing lanes

Key Elements

Active stick denying passing lanes, Straight line skating, Proper position, Awareness, Offensive players-passing/receiving

Organization

Begin by setting up the top of a conventional powerplay, with 2 defenseman on blue line and a forward on half wall. The object of the drill is for the 3 pp players to pass puck amongst themselves-pk player is forced to react and break up diagonal passes. He is to skate in a straight line from the slot-out to the board defenseman on the overload powerplay.

Variations

The same setup can occur down low by setting up the bottom of the powerplay with a half wall forward, a forward in the corner, and a forward in the near slot. The pk player, in this case, becomes a defenseman. He skates in straight lines from the net to the half wall, with an active stick in the passing lanes. The pk defenseman is to deny any diagonal passes to the near slot man by proper stick position.

Goalie

Goalies work with coach on fundamentals

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82