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it: both players are looking to score goals. Both have toplevel hockey sense, and they consistently make good decisions getting the puck out of the defensive zone and finding the open man in the neutral zone. When they’re in the offensive zone, both players are trying to get into good a shooting position. Kane has a tendency to hold on to the puck longer and attempt to cycle it. He likes to pass off the cycle or back to the point. His destination is often the front of the net. Pacioretty will move the puck quicker and then await an immediate return pass when he’s ready to shoot. He finds open teammates faster than Kane does.