Description D1 and D2 retrieve the chipped puck and make D to D pass low or D reverse pass. F1 and F2 must read the D and skate the appropriate break out pattern. F1 and F2 then pass back to their D for quick neutral zone corner and head back 2@2 against D1 and D2. If the coach blows a quick double whistle, forwards and D regroup again as D1 and D2 step up ti reset a tight gap.
Key points Forwards read the D on the breakout and support the puck with correct positioning on break out. D men communicate with each other on the breakout. D wheel is also a break out option. After breaking out, defending D should gap up quickly in the neutral zone and reset a tight gap if there is a second regroup. D tries to hold the defensive blue line.