They were willing to win a patient, low-scoring game, ferocious on the forecheck
, and committed to backpressure and helping the defense.
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I compare him slightly to Dan Carlson in the way he works on both ends of the puck, he hounds pucks and is relentless on the forecheck
. He's just a pain to play against.
"You saw (Thursday) night that he was a really big factor for us, especially on the forecheck
. Some plays he made, especially late in the game, were big, and he got rewarded with his production, too.''
However, they methodically worked their way back into the game despite an impressive forecheck
SKA are notable for their aggressive forecheck
- they've netted at least four times in six of their last seven games and summer signing Kevin Dallman leads the league in goals by a defenceman.
"We took care of our own zone first, we got the puck in deep, and we took care of our forecheck
," Richards added.
Skating four-on-four the Giants took the lead at 12:58 after a good forecheck
by Mark Dutiaume and he put the puck on a plate for Todd Kelman to blast home past netminder Miroslav Bielik.
In hockey, a forecheck
occurs when a player checks an opponent who's still on his end of the rink.
Got to keep the puck away from him on our dumps, on our forecheck
. We got to make sure we get someone in his eyes.
It will be easier for us to be aggressive and forecheck
We'll defend well, conserve energy on the forecheck
and try to take the chances we generate."