THE SAVE SEQUENCE
Hofer is facing a down low sequence against the Winnipeg Jets, who were in the process of pulling goalie Connor Hellebuyck as the puck was worked below the St. Louis net:
Looking at that photo, who is the biggest threat, on the ice at this point?
Any thoughts on how Hofer is playing it?
If you said Kyle Connor was the biggest threat, congratulations! But now that we see the puck on its way to the skilled Jets forward all alone at the face-off dot, the question shifts to what leg will Hofer use to push himself into position to make the save?
Is it his right leg that’s on the post? Or his left leg, which is anchoring his Reverse?
What leg would you use? More importantly, why?
Before we get to Hofer’s reasoning, watch the entire sequence to see how he pushes:
What did you think of how he played the sequence behind the net? As long as Hofer holds that look over his left shoulder, do you notice any keys to when he moves off that post?
THE PRO READ
Now let’s hear Hofer on his approach to this low-high one timer:
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