Break Out Basics 1vs1

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D1 steps up over the blue line, pivots backwards, retrieves the puck, makes an evasive move behind the net and makes a break out pass to F1 on the wall. F1 skates out around the next players waiting in line and attacks back 1@1 against D1 who has gapped up to defend F1.

Key points

Forwards time their pivot towards the wall and pivot to the wall once the D-man has committed to the cut back move. Forwards pivot towards the wall, forwards to backwards, always keeping their eyes on the puck. D-men fake wheeling the net before cutting back and making the quick, tape to tape outlet pass. After passing, D1 should move up quickly towards the blue line to set a tight gap on F1.