Offence, quite simply begins the instant a team gains possession of the puck. So whether puck control is attained in the offensive, neutral or defensive zone the team with the puck is on offence.
When breaking out of your zone, maintain speed and control through the neutral zone in order to gain entry. Through individual, two-player and team tactics, the offensive team can create a series of threats through the neutral zone that will keep the defence struggling to react to offensive pressure.
Why, Where and When to Use it
The Circle & Cross 2v2 drill reinforces this tactic in a game-like situation. The key in this drill is to make sure that the crosses are flat. Also, ensure the puck is stopped on the backhand so that it stays stationary, no 'tail' on the drop pass.