Let's check out the video below:
Thanks to Sanjay Sharda ( @Weallbleedredd (here is his YouTube Channel and you're going to want to subscribe))
I freaking love when a player scores his first NHL goal, especially when the player happens to play for the Wings. Let's start the breakdown, shall we?
Bert hits the red line and tries to flip the puck into the far corner, where Hank is skating. Bert doesn't get all of the puck, and ends up flipping it to the D-man circled above. The D-man gloves the puck down instead of catching it and playing it. I'm guessing he was trying to get the puck past the blue line (patrol ZING!!) but he did not. Bert is just out of the picture, but he's skating with good pace and will be the first player to get to the puck.
Bert has the puck in the corner. #4 on Dallas is covering Hank out front (no sense in chasing him behind the net). #3 has Bert. #13 Should be watching the high slot/point. One of #12/20 have to cover the slot/center and the other needs to cover the point since Bert is not in a scoring area. Bert knows he has two guys on him at the moment, so he cycles the puck down low, where Hank is waiting for it.
Let's review, yes?
- The Wings have a great breakout, from Almquist to Quincey to Bert in order to gain the zone
- Bert has good speed and was a puck hound on this shift
- The Dallas d-man twice blocked the puck but couldn't gain control
- Hank is amazing and had the vision to see Almquist out front
- Ray Whitney lost coverage and left his guy open for an awesome goal
Awesome. Hope you enjoyed. Per usual, yell at me ( @KevinN37 ) on the twitter if you have any comments or suggestions for future posts. Then follow Michelle (@Slapshotg0al) and the @BlueLinePatrol account. Until next time...