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In-season coaching changes not easy for players, replacement

MacLean says Kings, Blackhawks will need adjustment period with Desjardins, Colliton

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher.

In this edition, Paul MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, takes an inside look at the issues faced by players and coaches when a coaching change is made, especially during the season.

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Small details matter to goalies when tracking pucks

Marcoux says distance, ability to read shots off stick, tape color among key factors

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher.

In this edition, David Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames, explores the subject of goalies tracking pucks and why small details matter.

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How NHL's most creative players create time, space

Desjardins breaks down video to show reasons shooters get open, finish plays

by Willie Desjardins / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher.

In this edition, Willie Desjardins, former coach of the Vancouver Canucks, explores how players create time and space for themselves in the offensive zone.

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Active defensemen becoming key to success

Lacroix discusses how teams are asking for more from back end

by Daniel Lacroix / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher.

In this edition, Daniel Lacroix, former assistant with the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders, discusses how defensemen have been more active offensively this season, which has contributed to an increase in scoring League-wide.

Through the first three weeks of the NHL season we've seen an increase in scoring compared to last season.

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Pulling goalies earlier getting trendier in NHL

MacLean discusses case for giving extra attacker more time on ice

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly column by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher.

In this edition, Paul MacLean, former coach of the Ottawa Senators, explores the thought process of when a coach should pull his goalie for an extra skater during a game.

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Goalies face challenges, hurdles to start season

Marcoux says position is made more difficult with new systems, coaches, equipment

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a weekly feature throughout the 2018-19 NHL season by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher.

In this edition, David Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames, explores the challenges faced by goalies early in a new season.

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Golden Knights must show sense of urgency against Capitals in Game 5

Marcoux expects Vegas to play best game of series with Washington on verge of Cup

by David Marcoux / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn their critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and the Calgary Flames, explores the shifts in thinking in the Stanley Cup Final and how each side might be looking at Game 5 at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday (8 p.m. ET, NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Capitals won Game 3 of Final by moving puck faster than Golden Knights

Corsi says shot-blocking, dominance on face-offs also keys to second straight victory

by Jim Corsi / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants, who will turn his critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Corsi, a former goaltending coach with the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues, breaks down Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals and what adjustments need to be made in Game 4 of the best-of-7 series at Capital One Arena on Monday (8 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Capitals right to ice puck late against Golden Knights in Cup Final

MacLean says tactic shows confidence in winning face-offs heading into Game 3

by Paul MacLean / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn his critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, MacLean, the former coach of the Ottawa Senators, breaks down the advantages of teams leading by one or two goals late in games continuously icing the puck, a tactic he commends. It's something to watch for in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Capitals won Game 2 of Cup Final with improved defense

Corsi says power-play adjustment also helped even series against Golden Knights

by Jim Corsi / Special to NHL.com

The Coaches Room is a regular feature throughout the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs by one of four former NHL coaches and assistants who will turn his critical gaze to the game and explain it through the lens of a teacher. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight.

In this edition, Corsi, a former goaltending coach with the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues, breaks down Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals, and suggests what adjustments they need to make in Game 3 of the best-of-7 series at Washington on Saturday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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