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Hockey 101

The Game Of Hockey


The Rink
The official NHL rink spans 200 feet long and is 85 feet wide. The rink is divided into three parts by blue lines that are one foot in width. Each blue line is 64 feet from the goal line. The division in which the goal is located is called the defending zone, while the opposite goal is located in the attacking zone. The part of the rink between the blue lines is the neutral zone. The goal lines are 11 feet from the end of the rink.

The center line divides the rink in half, and must be one foot in width and red in color. However, the design in the middle of the line is variable...only the outside edges must be continuous red.

In addition to the face-off circles, a ten foot radius semi-circle extends from in front of the timekeeper’s seat. This referee’s crease is an area that players are not allowed to enter to dispute call.

The Puck
The puck consists of vulcanized rubber (or other approved material), and is one inch thick, and spans three inches in diameter. The weight of the puck can be 5.5 ounces to six ounces.

Pucks not in game play are kept frozen at the penalty bench, under supervision of an off-ice official.

The Game
An NHL game consists of three twenty-minute periods. If a game is tied at the end of regulation time, the teams skate an overtime period no longer than five minutes. If a team scores during the overtime period, the game is over and the scoring team is the winner. If no goal is scored in overtime during regular season, a shootout follows to determine the winner.

Intermissions between periods last fifteen minutes.
Each team is permitted one thirty-second timeout during the game.

If a lengthy delay occurs within five minutes left of the first or second period (for, say, a breakage of glass), the referee may begin intermission early. The remaining time of that period is played after intermission. Once the time of that period is elapsed, the players switch goals and the next period immediately begins.

The Stats
+/- - Plus/Minus - A player is awarded a “plus” when he is on the ice for an even strength or short handed goal his team scores, and is awarded a “minus” if he is on the ice when his team is scored upon
ADV - Total Advantages - number of power plays a team had
ATOI - Average time on ice per game
ENG - Empty Net Goals
G - Goals
GA - Goals Against
GAA - 60 minute Goals Against Average (goaltenders)
GF - Goals For
GM - Games - number of games team has played
GP - Games Played - individual player has participated in
GPI - Games Played In - Won-Lost-Overtime record is based upon which goaltender was playing when the winning goal is scored
GWG - Game Winning Goals
L - Losses
MINS - Minutes Played
NO - Player’s jersey/sweater number
PIM - Penalties in Minutes
POS - Position - C=Center; LW=Left Wing; RW=Right Wing; D=Defenseman; G=Goaltender
PTS - Points - for individual player=total of goals + assists: 1 point is awarded for each goal scored, 1 point for each assist. For teams=Total points of wins+overtime losses: 2 points are awarded for each win, 1 point for each overtime loss for teams.
PCTG - Percentage - actual vs. possible - shooting %=goals/shots
Player - Player’s name
PPGF - Power Play Goals For - goals scored while team has man
advantage
PP - Power Plays
S - Shots
SA - Shots Against
SH - Short Handed Goals - Goals scored while being a man down
SO - Shutouts
SV% - Save Percentage (goaltenders)
W - Wins

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Huberdeau 71 13 32 7 45
N. Bjugstad 72 24 19 -7 43
J. Jokinen 73 7 33 -1 40
J. Jagr 69 13 25 -4 38
B. Boyes 72 12 23 10 35
A. Ekblad 73 11 24 10 35
J. Hayes 64 18 13 -4 31
A. Barkov 63 12 17 -2 29
B. Campbell 74 3 21 1 24
B. Pirri 41 20 2 5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 26 17 11 .922 2.32
A. Montoya 5 7 2 .888 3.08
 
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