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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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Capitals must tighten up against Golden Knights in Game 2 of Cup Final

Defensive breakdowns led to scoring chances, goals in series-opening loss

by Joe Mullen / 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, Mullen, a former assistant with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers and 2000 player inductee into the Hockey Hall of Fame, breaks down Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Vegas Golden Knights and Washington Capitals and what adjustments they need to make in Game 2 of the best-of-7 series at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

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Fleury, Holtby ready for challenge of Cup Final

Veteran goaltenders will be keys to success for Golden Knights, Capitals

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 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, Marcoux, former goalie coach for the Carolina Hurricanes and Calgary Flames, explores the background to the goaltending matchup in the Stanley Cup Final.

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Gallant plays huge role in Golden Knights' run to Stanley Cup Final

Vegas coach's ability to put players in position to succeed big reason for remarkable season

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. Jim Corsi, David Marcoux, Paul MacLean and Joe Mullen will take turns providing insight. 

In this playoff edition, MacLean, the former head coach of the Ottawa Senators, breaks down the strengths of Vegas Golden Knights coach Gerard Gallant on and off the ice. Twenty-nine years after MacLean, Gallant and Hall of Fame forward Steve Yzerman were linemates with the 1988-89 Detroit Red Wings, Gallant's Golden Knights face the Washington Capitals in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final starting Monday.

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Lightning using transition game to swarm Capitals

Corsi says speed, keeping puck out of defensive zone have helped Tampa Bay take lead in Eastern Final

by Jim Corsi / 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 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs edition, Jim Corsi, former goalie coach of the Buffalo Sabres and St. Louis Blues, analyzes the play of the Tampa Bay Lightning and how they have taken a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference Final with their performance in Game 5 on Saturday. 

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