Chicago Blackhawks’ Zone Entries, Net-Front Presence Helping Offense

By Stephen Yatsushiro
MONTREAL, QC - OCTOBER 10: Brandon Saad
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Nov. 14: vs. New York Rangers, 6-3 victory

Goal 1:

Alex DeBrincat

snaps off a quick wrist shot at the top of the circle on zone entry.  Here, ADB

wastes no time

in firing off a sneaky shot that trickles through the five-hole of

Henrik Lundqvist


Goals 2, 4 and 5:

Artem Anisimov

goes to the net

to tap in quick passes from Nick Schmaltz and

Patrick Kane

on his first goal.  Also, two men in front create a dilemma for both the defense and goalie with a dual threat. On his second goal, Anisimov jams in a rebound in the crease for a greasy goal.

And to complete the hat trick, Anisimov

crashes the net

and taps in a perfect feed from Schmaltz.

Goal 3:

John Hayden

crashes the net

to flip in a rebound.

Goal 6:

Jonathan Toews

and company break up a zone entry,

push the puck forward

and the captain scores into the empty net.