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by | Mar 31, 2023 | 3 comments

This drill from the San Jose Sharks is so simple you don’t even have to count to three to do it.

Sharks goaltending coach Thomas Speer simply positions two shooters just above the face-off dots on either side, gives them each a number (one or two, we told you it’s simple) and then with the goalie positioned in the middle of the crease, calls out “one” or “two” and the goalie pushes to that shooter, who is loading up to score almost as soon as their number is called.

The focus is on making that push on the skates rather than sliding across.

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