Two defensemen usually try to stop the opponent's play at their own blue line. The defensemen block shots and also clear the puck from in front of their goal. Offensively, defensemen take the puck up the ice or pass the puck ahead to the forwards; they then follow the play into the attacking zone and help keep it there.
try to stop the incoming play at their blue line; attempt to break up passes, block shots, cover opposing forwards trying to score, and clear the puck from in front of their goal; offensively, they get the puck to their forwards and follow the play into the attacking zone, stationing themselves just inside their opponent's blue line at the "point."
Two players who help the goalie guard against attack; usually stationed in or near their defensive zone, defensemen sometimes they lead an attack