Set-up options when up 6-on-5 (Part 2)

Mitch Giguere

Mitch Giguere ChPC, is the father of four children and a passionate hockey coach. Coach for the Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (KHL) in various positions. Mitch has his High Performance 2 from Hockey Canada and has an Advanced Coaching Diploma (NCCP4) from the Canadian Sports Institute.

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There's a minute to play in the 3rd period and you're down by a goal. Your goalie is on your bench. Now what?
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I am trying to compare different leagues with how you can have any kind of success at the end of the game when you pull out your goalie. The main thing is how to measure success. For this one, did you score a goal, yes or no?

Five options being used in the NHL was discussed in Part 1, so for this one I explored the KHL. In both cases, the old stuff is still working, and I don’t see them changing soon.

Behind The Net

Dynamo is playing the same way on the power play and 6 on 5. Having the puck down low is one thing, but having an option is even better. Nothing is faster than moving the puck east-west and it’s so hard to defend. Take a look at the players coming down to support the puck carrier and giving more options.

There's a minute to play in the 3rd period and you're down by a goal. Your goalie is on your bench. Now what . . .

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