Butterfly slide is extremely effective move. In this video Kari Lehtonen (Jokerit, Helsinki) is working on his short & quick butterfly slide which he uses in close plays, short lateral passes and rebounds.
A few key points to notice:
- Explosive start
- Lead pad goes down to ice as fast as possible
- Body erected to cover maximum amount of the net
- Hands out in front of the body so that goalie can still use them to play and react instead of just blocking the shot
Kari Lehtonen practicing short butterfly slide You can also download this video via this link