Creating Offense, with Crosby & Guentzel
Crosby to Guentzel. Turning a 2v2 into a 2v1
This goal breakdown was very well received and sparked a bunch of great conversations online and in-person so I thought you would enjoy this as well.
Sidney Crosby to Jake Guentzel goal, broken down into 3 parts.
2v2 as two separate 1v1s.
1v1s in the NHL are below 10% successful. Even lower without speed differentials Crosby and Guentzel search for a solution…
Crosby attacks the weakside D to turn two separate 1v1s into a 2v1 with 1 irrelevant D (red “x”).
Odds of success jump dramatically to the offense.
Guentzel reads off Crosby’s decisive movement and begins to understand they’ll attack vertically instead of horizontally.
Guentzel routes his skating to attack the space behind.
D has to make a choice to fall back with Guentzel or stay high with Crosby.
2v1 attacking vertically and challenging space in front and behind… Extremely effective against zone coverage.
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