This is our fourth Pro-Read featuring Jonathan Bernier, but it could probably count as two as the Detroit Red Wings goalie breaks down two separate elements while reviewing this video against the Dallas Stars: depth management in traffic and recovering in a scramble.

Bernier actually does his break down in reverse order in his Pro Read video below, starting with the scramble in tight and then looking back at the longer shot through traffic that created it, but for the sake of this review we’ll start in the order that events occurred.

The Save

From here, the play quickly turns into a scramble as the rebound spits out to Bernier’s right.

With the chance for a quick second shot, Bernier reaches out instinctively with his leg, and puts himself off balance. But rather than another freeze frame photo for you to consider, let’s take a look at the entire sequence, paying close attention to what Bernier does once he recognizes that quick rebound shot isn’t coming as a result of a nice play by his defenseman. Watch how he gets back over his knees, and the incredible save it allows him to make next:

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