In his eighth Pro Reads Ullmark is facing a power play cycle against the Columbus Blue Jackets and a low-high pass up to Zack Werenski in the middle of the ice above the face-off circles:
In the interest of not trying to trick you, we couldn’t find a replay that showed him clearly before the play developed, but that shadow atop the left face-off circle is Columbus sharp-shooter Patrik Laine in a one-timer position. Does knowing that change your read at all?
What do you make of Ullmark’s depth decision at this point in the play?
When you watch the save, in addition to answering the questions above, pay special attention to Ullmark’s movement pattern within his crease. What stands out about it?
Anything you might do different in either case?
What cues do you think Ullmark is looking for to avoid overcommitting on Werenski?
THE PRO READ
Let’s hear how Ullmark approached this play, both in terms of depth and movement patterns:
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