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It’s one of those terrible feelings every goalie can probably relate to: reaching to cover a puck only to have it knocked in past you before you can smother it.

It’s worse knowing the hole that loose puck is knocked through probably wouldn’t have opened if you didn’t reach out and open up to try and cover it.

That’s why Michael DiPietro dedicates practice time to covering those loose pucks without opening the holes. We spotted the Vancouver Canucks prospect doing this simple three-puck drill by himself in the corner earlier this season:

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