Connor Hellebuyck was named one of the NHL’s 3 Stars for December after going 7-0-2 record with a .934 save percentage last month, and the Winnipeg Jets star picked up right where he left off to start 2024 with 32 saves in a 4-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday and 28 more in a 2-1 win at the San Jose Sharks on Thursday to extend his personal point streak to 11 games.

As Hellebuyck gathers steam for a second Vezina Trophy, now felt like a perfect time to go back to him for a sixth Pro Reads session (not that we needed an excuse given how impressive Hellebuyck’s first five video breakdowns were).


After walking us through screen advice in his last Pro Reads, we’re back to another odd-man rush this time, something Hellebuyck has always excelled against statistically, and this time it’s against the Calgary Flames:

Believe it or not, this started as a 3-on-3 through the neutral zone, but quickly turned into Jonathan Huberdeau skating unchecked into the high slot. If you were Hellebuyck at this point, what information are you looking for?

Are you thinking shot right away?

What do you make of Hellebuyck’s depth at this point?


This play evolves and changes so rapidly we won’t spend a lot of time with extra freeze frames, but keep the same questions in mind as you watch the full video:

Were you surprised at all to see Hellebuyck stay in the blue ice of his crease with Huberdeau walking in so open with an opportunity to shoot from a dangerous area? Or was there something – anything – that might have tipped you off to a pass?


Now let’s hear how Hellebuyck approached this rush and that same question:

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