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Scott Wedgewood may have taken a little while to establish himself in the NHL but the Dallas Stars stopped has quickly made himself a fan favourite here at Pro Reads.

Not that it is a surprise to anyone who listened to Wedgewood deliver a detailed breakdown of the evolution of his game and technique on the InGoal Radio Podcast, but Wedgewood has been a perfect Pro Reads guest through three video sessions, so let’s get to No. 4:


After facing his former team, the Tampa Bay Lightning, in the first two entries, Wedgewood is up against the equally dangerous Carolina Hurricanes for the second straight clip, this time facing a 2-on-1 rush in overtime against Sebastien Aho and Andrei Svechnikov:

What information are you looking for as you assess this chance? Does the fact the only Stars player back is forward Jason Robertson affect how you might play this?

Are there any clues yet as to whether Aho is going to pass or shoot?

Any thoughts on Wedgewood’s depth or set up?


Speed matters when it comes time to assess a rush chance, especially in 3-on-3 overtime, when there’s less back pressure, so let’s get right to the save sequence:

Seeing it in real time, especially the replay from behind the net, does anything else stand out about how this play transpired, or the way that Wedgewood played it?


Now let’s check in with Wedgewood and see how he read this rush as it transpired:

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