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Forechecking

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VANCOUVER, CANADA - MAY 15: Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks skates after the puck on the forecheck against Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Arena on May 15, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Canucks defeated the Sharks 3-2.
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Definition: Checking in the offensive zone, with the intention of gaining control of the puck and setting up a scoring opportunity.

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