In this drill the defenseman must be ready to go always ready to take a pass as well as give good accurate D. to D. passes. The defenseman then must make a good pass back to the forwards as they're curling toward them. Once the forwards have passed to the second set up D. and now receive a pass they now come back in on the original two defensemen two on two. It is also important for the first set of defenseman who have passed the puck to the forwards that they start skating forward gaining momentum then pivoting going into transition backward skating to properly play the two on two. Positioning of the defenseman is very important. The defenseman must first see who has the puck and then try to position themselves to move that puck carrier to the boards. Each defenseman must pick a player that is their job. After picking the player they must remember once again their gap and their timing of their skate. Once the players cross the blue line the defenseman must be proactive in their thinking to tie him when they are going to move toward their player to tie him up and in the case of the puck carrier to take him out of the play and to move your stick where he is carrying the puck. Once again don't look down at the puck! Take the man watch his hips. The defenseman again must be aware of where they are on the ice and when to take the player as they do not wish to skate backwards into their goalie and interfere with him. Nor do they want to screen the goalie. In both cases the defenseman need to tie up their player and take away his stick so that he cannot shoot or score. But again, this it is very important for the defenders to keep their eye on the player, keep their eye on the players hips, don't look down at the puck.