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Pro Drills: Luongo on windows to manage behind the net

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Roberto Loungo may be retired but that doesn’t mean he can’t still share a few puck-stopping secrets from a 19-season career while he waits to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

InGoal Magazine spent a week on the ice in Florida with Luongo and Panthers goalie coach Rob Tallas prior to the 2018-19 season, Luongo’s last in the NHL, shooting video of their drills and reviewing some of the footage afterwards. So many of lessons that week will always apply, and there’s always a chance to learn watching a goalie with the third most wins (489) and second most saves (28,409) in NHL history, so we’ll continue to roll them out over time.

We started with a warm-up session that featured Luongo and then-Panthers playing partner James Reimer using screens work on patience off the release. We continue with a look at plays behind the net, focusing on a drill that starts with a sharp-angle shot off the boards and continues with a net drive below the goal line and either a wraparound or pass out.

We’ll show you the entire drill below, as well as the way Tallas worked the movements involved into their warm up that day with a progression of crease movement and shots early on, but first we wanted to go over a couple examples with Luongo leading the discussion on “windows.”

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