Pro-Reads: Cal Petersen awareness and reads with help from the pre-scout

Today we welcome a new pro to the InGoal ProReads team, Los Angeles King Cal Petersen. Chatting with us for the first time, he jumped in with both feet, first doing a lengthy podcast interview with Kevin Woodley before taking on several different proreads. Our first is a 6 on 5 sequence against the Pittsburgh Penguins where he sees Evgeni Malkin with two different one-timer looks.

The Scenario

Today’s read isn’t a single play but a series as Petersen faces the vaunted Penguins offence in a 6 on 5 scenario. While there isn’t a single situation to set up we will let you know that there end up being two different passes to Malkin standing in his one-T spot. They are both similar to the scene below but some subtle changes in Petersen’s read help him identify two different outcomes – both, of course, resulting in saves.

Have a look below and consider, what is the likely play as Malkin will soon receive the puck? How would you prepare for it? And we’ll give you a hint on his reads: what movement in the net-front Penguins might change that read and Malkin’s most-likely play?

The Pro-Read

Below you can enjoy a brief segment from Peterson’s four and a half minute read of the play and his save. In the full video available to members, you’ll learn how the pre-scout with his coach Bill Ranford helped with his read and save, giving him that small advantage needed to take on the best players in the game.


In ProReads segments our Premium Members enjoy a much richer experience, including seeing multiple angles of the original play so that they can try to make their own read, before the full-length ProRead where you learn Petersen’s keys to reading potential One-T opportunities. Full-length videos are not embedded from YouTube, no ads, promotions or other Youtube specific content is presented to Members.

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