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Dustin Wolf is coming off a third straight season of excellence in the American Hockey League, while also getting into 17 NHL games with the Calgary Flames.
Most expect the two-time AHL goalie of the year to start next season in the NHL, but in the meantime InGoal didn’t want to waste any Pro Reads footage from his debut the season prior, so it’s time to go back to Wolf for more great insights.

THE SEQUENCE

Wolf’s first NHL game came against the San Jose Sharks, against a team and players he grew up watching and cheering for in northern California, and in this Pro Reads video session he breaks down what starts as a 2-on-1 rush:

The puck isn’t even in the zone at this point, but what information are you looking for as a goalie as the Sharks skate this puck through the neutral zone?
Are you trying to read purely off the attacking players, or is there something about the Flames defenseman that might also affect how you play this as a goalie?

What about now? Has the way his defender plays this affected Wolf’s read?
Is Tomas Hertl (No. 48) still a dangerous threat?
What else are you preparing for at this point?

THE SAVE

Of course, speed matters on rush chances, especially ones that seem destined to become a breakaway, so watch the full save sequence and replay below to see if you can answer the same questions in real time?

Beyond this 2-on-1 turning into a breakaway, what information were you able to gather than might have indicated a deke was coming rather than a shot?
How soon were could you identify that likelihood?
Anythign stand out about the way Wolf played it?

THE PRO READ

Let’s hear Wolf on his approach to the initial rush and breakaway that follows:

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