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How to score more goals in traffic
Yesterday I came across the following graphic on Twitter:
Elite goaltenders are lauded for their reaction times, but in truth most NHL Gs stop high-danger chances by reading subtle cues delivered by the shooter before the puck is on its way.
Once the puck is in the air, there is little to no time to make late adjustments. This is why screens, redirections and pre-shot movement (which forces the G to refocus their eyes on a new point of attack) are so effective.
The more a shooter can disrupt a goalie’s information-gathering efforts, the more likely they are to score.
Aside from the usual tactics, there is another way for shooters to shift the odds in their favour.