GOALIES: In any breakaway situation, maintaining a great gap (space between goalie and shooter/puck) is essential. On this penalty shot, Antti Raanta has to deal with a slow entry then multiple angle changes. Raanta perfectly engages a small drift once the shooter enters his lane. The shooter ends up shooting and Raanta is perfectly on the top of the crease. Had the shooter deked, Raanta would have been able to engage in a slide or release since he had a great gap and drift.
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