Smooth move

Strength, savvy and unusual technique have made Capitals center David Steckel the best in the NHL this season at winning faceoffs. His method, as explained by assistant coach Dean Evason, who concentrated on faceoffs for much of his own 13-year NHL career:

Learn more about the three
steps of Steckel's technique:

SOURCES: Dean Evason, NHL.com.
GRAPHIC: Bonnie Berkowitz and Alberto Cuadra / The Washington Post - Feb. 11, 2011.

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