Sean Skinner has conducted a comprehensive research on this subject of Breakaways from over 50 years of printed hockey books, videos and coaching materials. He has found there to be very little information on this topic for players and coaches, yet, we find breakaways occurring in almost every game, and penalty shots or shoot-outs deciding the tie breakers in key tournaments.
In fact, in one point during the an NHL season there were 19 penalty shots and only 3 goals. Now that shoot-outs are becoming an even more popular means of deciding games from Mite tournaments to NHL games. Players and coaches need to know how to score on the breakaway and how to be successful on the penalty shot or during the shoot-out competition.