Hockey GoalieIt’s hard to imagine any NHL goalie getting ready to play or practice without a series of dynamic stretches and movements designed to warm up the key muscles required to stop pucks.

For many goalies, though, the most important muscles are in their head.

“Your biggest muscle as a goalie is your eyes,” Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby said. “I do a lot of visual training in my pregame routine to warm up my eyes and keep them sharp. If you’re not seeing it, nothing else matters. Your eyes are the basis of your whole game.

Woodley, Kevin. “Unmasked: Vision Training a New Tool for Goaltenders.” NHL. NHL.com, 3 Dec. 2015. Web. 21 Dec. 2015. .

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