Defending a point puck location

This video is of a game between the Predators and Kings.  The Kings have a breakdown in man coverage that results in # 9 Forsberg being wide open to get his stick on the puck to score. Defending a point puck location requires the two Wingers to cover the offensive teams D pairing while the Centre and D pairing lock down the opponents forward line.  The net and slot zones must be locked down in man coverage. Defending players must communicate verbally and with physical motions to ensure offensive players down low are covered. The video has been recorded in slow motion for you to analyze the breakdown in coverage.  # 27 Martinez and # 44 Lecavalier could do a better job of defending.

 

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