What is breakout in hockey?
A breakout in hockey is how a team moves the puck from their defensive zone to the offensive zone. There are different formations and strategies around breakouts depending on the coach and team personnel.
A breakout play in hockey is a specific play that is conducted by a team when they want to break out from their defensive zone to the offensive zone. This could be where a player tries to go on a breakaway or multiple passes are done in order to move the defense.