Inside the faceoff circle is a new set of rules

How do you win a faceoff? First, play to your strengths. If that doesn't work, cheat.

Updated: December 27, 2002, 10:53 AM ET
By Ray Ferraro | Special to ESPN.com

Faceoff strategies change according to the size and strength of a player. If a smaller player gets into a power contest with a guy 40 pounds heavier, chances are he'll lose.

If you want to win, you have to play to your strength.

At only 5-foot-11, 185 pounds, Yanic Perreault is one of the better faceoff guys in the league. He's not a big, strong guy, but he has quick hands and gets down nice and low for leverage. Perreault is good with his feet, so if someone ties him up, he's able ...

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