Jaroslav Halak is coming off his first shutout with the New York Rangers to close within six wins of 300 in his NHL career, an impressive milestone that listeners of the InGoal Radio Podcast will know means a lot to the 5-foot-11 goalie from Slovakia.
Halak sat down for an extended video session in Vancouver in February, and it was no surprise a goalie who prides himself on making good reads had a lot of great insights to offer in the Pro Reads format, so to celebrate his shutout we’ll go back for a second breakdown.
For the second straight session, Halak is facing what starts as a rush chance against the Florida Panthers, though there is a second part to this sequence that he also breaks down.
As the play continues, it turns into more of a 5-on-5 end-zone situation:
Now watch the entire sequence to get a better feel for the pace of the initial attack and some of the off-puck movement once it becomes more of a settled 5-on-5 chance:
THE PRO READ
Let’s hear how Halak read the attacks and why he chose those save selections:
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