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Backcheck 2 on 2

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Objective:

Defensive Awareness, Backchecking

Key Elements

Skating, Defensive Positioning, Compete, Battle 2 on 2, Skating Speed, Angling, Protecting the puck

Organization

Two lines of players at the red line facing the same direction, pucks at one of the lines and also at the opposite blueline with the coach. the first two players in each line start by passing the puck two on 0 down the ice toward the goal for a shot on net, both players turn to the boards skating down to the other end. the next two players in line follow the first two players to just inside the blue line then pick up the first players on a backcheck down the ice. as the first two players enter the zone the coach throws the puck into one of the corners for the first two players to retrieve the puck and and try to score vs the two backchecking players two on two in the zone

Variations

If a goal is scored quickley the coach can add a second puck

Goalie

2 on 0 at one end and game like situation 2 on 2 at the other end. Switch goalies half way through the drill.

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