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Hockey 101


Once you understand the fundamental rules and regulations of the game of hockey, you'll really begin to enjoy it. These are the NHL official rules for the 2005-06 season.

The Game
Each game lasts sixty minutes and is divided into three periods of twenty minutes each. If the game is tied at the end of sixty minutes, a five minute "sudden death" overtime period will be played, with the team scoring first being declared the winner. If the score is still tied, a shootout will take place. During the playoffs the game continues until a winner is determined.

During the regular season, a regulation win is worth two points in the NHL standings. Both teams receive one point if the game reaches overtime, and a victory in overtime is worth an additional one point in the NHL standings. 

On The Ice
Each team plays six men at a time (unless someone has been put in the penalty box). In overtime, each team will have 4 skaters and a goalie instead of five skaters. Substitutions are made when play stops or can be made "on the fly" while play is in progress. Each side has a goalkeeper, a center, left and right wing and left and right defensemen. 


The Players

Goalkeeper: The "goalie's" chief job is to keep the opposition from scoring. A goalie may start his own team down the ice with a pass, but seldom does he leave the net. 

Defensemen: They try to stop the incoming play at their own blueline. They attempt to break up passes, block shots, cover opposing forwards and clear the puck from in front of their own goal. On offense, they get the puck to their center and wings, and follow the play in the attacking zone, stationing themselves just inside the opposition's blue line at the "points". 

Center: The center leads the attack by carrying the puck on offense. He exchanges passes with his wings to steer the play toward the other opposing team's goal. On defense he tries to break up plays before they get to his end of the ice. 

Wings: The wings work with the center on the attack to set up shots on goal. Defensively, they try to disrupt plays by the opposing wings and upset their shot attempts. 


The Officials

Referee: There are two referees who supervise the game, call penalties, determine goals and handle all faceoffs at center ice to start each period. 

Linesmen: Two are used. They call offsides, offsides passes, icing the puck and handle all faceoffs except those at center ice. They don't call penalties, but can recommend to the referee that a penalty be called. 


Penalties
A team plays shorthanded when a player is charged with a penalty.

Minor Penalty (two minutes): Penalties include tripping, hooking, slashing, charging, roughing, holding, elbowing, boarding, cross-checking, kneeing, delay of game, diving, high-sticking and interference. 

Major Penalty (five minutes): Major penalties are called for fighting or when minor penalties are committed with a deliberate intention to injure another player. Major penalties of slashing, spearing, high-sticking, butt-ending, boarding and cross-checking carry an automatic misconduct as well. 

Misconduct (ten minutes): Called for various forms of unsportsmanlike behavior or when a player incurs a second major penalty in a game. This is a penalty against the player, not the team so a substitute is permitted. 

Delayed Penalty: The whistle, stopping play, will be delayed until the penalized team regains possession of the puck.

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 82 24 43 16 67
P. Elias 65 18 35 -4 53
T. Zajac 80 18 30 3 48
A. Henrique 77 25 18 3 43
M. Zidlicky 81 12 30 -3 42
M. Ryder 82 18 16 -6 34
A. Greene 82 8 24 3 32
E. Gelinas 60 7 22 -3 29
D. Zubrus 82 13 13 1 26
R. Clowe 43 7 19 -10 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 15 12 .921 1.97
M. Brodeur 19 14 6 .901 2.51

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