stats online users

Two Contact Shot: Half 2 – Backhand to Forehand


Earlier we checked out Two-Contact forehand photographs from the weakside and strongside (view the earlier Two Contact Shot breakdown to be taught extra). This breakdown, will check out a 3rd sort of Two-Contact shot — taking pictures on the forehand — after receiving a cross on the backhand. Particularly, we’ll check out this kind of shot on Zone Entry.

Whereas the logistics of performing this kind of shot are basically the identical as off the forehand, there are just a few variations. As you will note in every of the video examples the shooter, who is often the mid-lane driver, receives a backhand cross and doesn’t dribble, or stickhandle the puck, however relatively “kills” the puck of their wheelhouse, masses and shoots on the second contact. The gamers are in a position to do that by prepping for the shot, BEFORE they obtain the cross. As soon as they obtain the puck, they push high and out (load) after which use their backside hand as fulcrum and to rapidly launch the shot with a push/pull movement.


On comfortable, typically brief and sometimes sauce, passes, relying of the place of the defenders, the participant tends to catch the puck on the sturdy facet of their middle mass. You will notice in every of these examples the participant catches, or receives, and rapidly launch the shot. The Backlund, Marleau, Rattie, Stone and Philstrom clips are wonderful illustrations of this system. On laborious, or “sizzling” passes, exhibited with the Matthews, Kopitar, Saad, and Scissons clips you discover that the gamers catch the puck off their weak foot. Which means, just like the forehand two contact shot, the have their stick parallel with their proper foot if a left shot, and left foot if a proper shot. You’ll be able to see within the clips how the gamers has their high hand off their hips and their dominant elbow poking out behind their again (hen wing). This positioning affords a STRONG stick which permits them to “kill” the puck in an space and on the subsequent contact will launch it.

Particular Word: on the Auston Matthews video clip above, watch how he takes a fast peak on the goalie, because the puck is coming to him, to see his choices. Spectacular!

Lets Break it Down!

On this nonetheless picture of Matthews, you possibly can see:

  • He’s trying on the goalie – because the puck is coming to him. You’ll be able to see the puck has been moved by Komorov…it’s simply to the left of the face-off dot.
  • Get your 411 (your info) earlier than you decide!

On this nonetheless picture of Matthews, you possibly can see: 

  • Rooster Wing arm
  • His stick is parallel with proper skate
Scissons Two Touch Shot

On this nonetheless picture you possibly can see:

  • Scissons’s stick is (almost) parallel with left skate.
  • The preloaded Rooster Wing arm is seen.
  • Killed (stopped) puck, so he can get able to shoot it.
Scissons Two Touch Shot

On this nonetheless picture you possibly can see:

  • Scissons’s masses (punches high hand away).
  • Then he snaps (push/pull) and follows by way of.

Supporting Drills

A easy drill that gamers can work on taking pictures off of the cross from the purpose (just like the zone entry examples above). 

Coaches can arrange this drill to have the gamers come zone the center of the ice, whereas the cross comes from the board by the purpose.

To be taught extra in regards to the fundamentals of the Two Contact Shot, view our first breakdown on the ability.  The thought behind the approach is to cease (kill) the puck on the reception of the cross (FIRST TOUCH) after which rapidly launch the shot with the SECOND TOUCH. It’s a nice ability to develop, because the faster you may get a shot off if you get a cross, the tougher it’s for a goalie to get arrange and sq. to the shot.