Halak, coming off an impressive season with the Rangers that included a +1.3 adjusted save percentage that ranked 10th in the NHL (just behind playing partner Igor Shesterkin’s +1.4) is five shy of that milestone and with his amazing anticipation and well-honed ability to read the play, it’s hard to imagine he won’t get there.
Halak sat down for an extended video session last season, and it was no surprise that a goalie who prides himself on those reads had a lot of great insights to offer in the Pro Reads format. Halak is back to share more of them in his sixth instalment.
We’re going to break down different scenarios in tight for Halak this time. The first is a low-high pass to the side of the net against the Columbus Blue Jackets:
What factors are you looking for as each pass is received down low?
Based on Halak’s past Pro Reads, how are you expecting him to manage both?
Now look at the saves and note how Halak handles each one.
When Halak uses the paddle down this time, is it for the same reason as above?
THE PRO READ(S)
Let’s hear how Halak read these attacks and his keys to managing them both:
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