Alex Nedeljkovic Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire

Alex Nedeljkovic is busy preparing for his second season with the Detroit Red Wings but here at InGoal Magazine we’re still working through his Pro Reads session from the previous summer while he was still stopping pucks for the Carolina Hurricanes. And while we are excited to move forward and hopefully break down footage of Ned wearing the Winged Wheel soon, we also don’t want to waste any of his insights from that original video sessions, in large part because they were so darn good. The jersey may be outdated, but the advice certainly isn’t.


For the fourth straight Pro Read session, Nedeljkovic is breaking down a rush chance but this time it’s a clear-cut breakaway from the blue line against the Columbus Blue Jackets:

We won’t dig in too deep on this one but is there anything about this attack, or the way Nedeljkovic is approaching it in terms of depth at this point, that jumps out?


Speed is a crucial to any breakaway, so watch the entire save and ask the same questions:

Seeing it in real time, does anything stand out about the shooter, pursuit or Nedeljkovic?

Are you expecting a shot or a deke? Is there a point on the ice you’ve read that?


Let’s hear from Nedeljkovic to get his approach and keys to breakaways like this:

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