Description Coach dumps the puck off of the far wall and F1 and F2 race to pick it up to start a 2v2 attack. Defenders D1 and D2 must make a quick turn around the face-off dot before skating hard across the ice to defend against F1 and F2. D1 tries to angle F1 into the wall as D2 sets a tight gap on F2. Play out 2v2. If defenders recover the puck, they can attack in the other direction.
Key points Defenders hustle across the ice to angle the puck carrier to the wall and set a tight gap. Defenders establish good body positions and keep sticks in the passing lanes. Lots of talk by the defenders on switches in the D Zone.