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Quinn Talks Principles of Good Net Front, Faceoff Defensive Zone Coverage (+)



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Five games into the season, the San Jose Sharks hit a rock-bottom.

In a 5-2 loss to the New York Islanders, San Jose surrendered three goals off defensive zone faceoffs. The Sharks walked out of UBS Arena with a franchise-worst 0-5-0 start.

The next day at practice, head coach David Quinn put a particular emphasis on defending off the draw.

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This problem popped up once again in Tuesday’s 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes.

Quinn, however, isn’t too worried: “We’ve been pretty good covering off over the last six, seven weeks.”

Regardless, Quinn broke down what went wrong on this Nick Bjugstad goal.

It was a good lesson on the subtleties that make or break a goal.

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