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Score More Goals by Going Bar Down!

Skill Drills

Everyone knows that being able to snipe corners is important if you ever want to be a goal scorer. But once you can consistently pick corners, why not take your game one notch higher and start going "bar down" or "post & in?"

Going "bar down" and "post & in" has become more important than ever before, because the goalie position has changed so much over the past few years. Well-schooled goalies move faster, cut down the angles more effectively, and control the rebounds better than in years past. So... our shooting tactics need to change with the times as well!

The objective with going "bar down" is to jam the goalie's glove side. You want to put the puck right up over the goalie's shoulder, where it's tough for him or her to get the glove on it. Get good at picking this spot and you'll score more goals... I promise!

"Post & in" is a similar tactic, only this time you're taking advantage of the goalie's butterfly. When the goalie goes down into the butterfly, there's room just over the leg pad on either side. Learn to pick that off, staying as close to the post as possible, and you'll drive your competition crazy!

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Standard 6 oz. black hockey pucks, official size and weight. Manufactured by In Glas Co, an official supplier of the NHL.

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