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Video: Roenick, McGuire and Pang break down deflections

Chicago Blackhawks v Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings makes a save on a deflection by Andrew Brunette #15 of the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period at Staples Center on February 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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With shot-blocking in prime form, obstruction penalties getting scarce and passing lanes as clogged as ever, beating an NHL goalie is increasingly coming down to making sure they simply have no chance to stop a puck. That means screening goalies and creating sneaky deflections.

Pierre McGuire, Jeremy Roenick and Darren Pang broke down the art of deflecting pucks in an entertaining pre-game segment, which you can see below.

Once again, I must say: Pang shows some serious courage in these segments. You never know when a puck can take a dangerous bounce ...