Matt Murray may be sitting out this season with an injury that requires surgery, but we won’t waste the amazing insights the two-time Stanley Cup winner delivered for Pro Reads.
The Toronto Maple Leafs goalie delivered a master class on managing screens in his debut, touching on a long list of themes while identifying four keys to dealing with traffic and cross-body shots. It was so good, we stuck with the screen theme for his second Pro Reads and will continue that trend in this third installment from our lengthy video session in the summer.
Before you dig into this one, however we suggest going to his first breakdowns on how to deal with screens, an area he excelled statistically last season, according to Clear Sight Analytics, because doing so will make it easier for you to identify the keys to managing this play.
As already mentioned, Murray is once against dealing with traffic, but this time it’s against the Edmonton Oilers historically good power play and the screen is moving through his vision:
Of course, we already told you the screen is moving, but not what way, so watch the video to add that important layer of context:
Was there anything that stood out about how Murray shifted across?
THE PRO READ
Let’s hear why Murray approached this screen and how it differed from his first two:
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