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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Palmieri 82 30 27 3 57
A. Henrique 80 30 20 10 50
T. Zajac 74 14 28 3 42
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
D. Severson 72 1 20 -8 21
R. Boucher 39 8 11 -13 19
D. Schlemko 67 6 13 -22 19
J. Moore 73 4 15 -12 19
A. Larsson 82 3 15 15 18
J. Blandisi 41 5 12 -14 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 27 25 6 .924 2.15
K. Kinkaid 9 9 1 .904 2.81
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