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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
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2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
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9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59