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NHL rule changes for 2007-08

Thursday, 10.4.2007 / 12:40 PM ET / News
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NHL rule changes for 2007-08
newjerseydevils.com – The Rbk EDGE jerseys aren't the only thing different about the National Hockey League this season. The league has also announced some changes to the rulebook:

Rule 24 - Gross Misconduct
The term "Gross Misconduct" has been eliminated from the rule book. Any act that would have been assessed a Gross Misconduct penalty will receive a Game Misconduct. Accumulated Game Misconducts can lead to fines or suspension.

Rule 25 - Penalty Shot
A player may be awarded a penalty shot if he is fouled on a clear breakaway outside his defensive zone, for example, anywhere in the neutral zone or in the attacking zone. Previously, a penalty shot was awarded only when the player on a clear breakaway was fouled on the attacking side of the red line.

Rule 56 - Interference
Referees have been given discretion to assess a major penalty and a game misconduct when an injury results from an act of interference. Previously only a minor penalty could be assessed for interference.

Rule 76 - Faceoffs
All faceoffs must be conducted at one of the nine faceoff dots painted on the rink. Previously, there had been instances, such as when the puck left the playing surface, which caused the faceoff to occur on unmarked ice, parallel to the dot nearest the place where the puck departed.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 53 15 24 7 39
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
K. Palmieri 53 20 15 3 35
A. Henrique 51 17 16 14 33
T. Zajac 45 7 18 6 25
D. Schlemko 45 6 9 -9 15
A. Larsson 53 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 50 1 12 0 13
A. Greene 53 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 42 3 7 -13 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 15 6 .929 2.03
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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