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Braden Holtby is coming off a bounce back season with the Dallas Stars, posting a .912 save percentage before a season ending injury, and showing off the anticipation and play reading that made him a Vezina Trophy and Stanley Cup winner — and a perfect Pro Reads goalie.
Holtby has always processed the game at an elite level, which shone through in his first four Pro Reads and makes him an ideal guest for our latest video breakdown session.
After sharing some great tips on managing a one-on-one rush with a retreating defenseman in front of you in his last Pro Reads, Holtby is back to breaking down another odd-man rush.
Now, let’s add the speed component by watching the entire sequence:
THE PRO READ
Let’s listen in as Holtby dissects the play and explains his decision making on the push and save:
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Man they are fast. Your mind has to be clicking at all times. To me it look like he beat the pass, came up with great save, Love the Pro Reads