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Hockey 101

The Players

A team consists of twenty players (18 skaters and two goaltenders).

One player on each team is appointed Captain. Each club may also appoint up to two Alternate Captains who assume the privileges of the Captain when he is not on the ice. Only the captain and alternate captains may confer with the referee during the game.

At even strength, there are six players on the ice at a time for each team, with one of those players being a goaltender. The goaltender may be “pulled” and replaced by another skater if the team desires. In the case of a penalty, a team may lose up to two players for onice play for the duration of the penalty. In overtime, teams are only allowed five players on the ice, including the goaltender.

Player’s uniforms must conform to those guidelines set by the league. For example, a player must have his name on the back of his jersey. Also, he may not wear 00 as a number.

F Jonathan Huberdeau
F Tomas Fleischmann
D Brian Campbell
G Roberto Luongo
       
OFFENSE

Center
Most like football quarterbacks in regards to play-making ability. Operating up and down the middle of the ice, centers lead their team’s attack by passing the puck between his two wings to set up a goal. Defensively, he tries to keep the play from leaving the attacking zone. As the play approaches his own goal, it’s the center’s job to hustle and break up the opposing team’s plays.

Wings
You can’t fly with just one. These guys follow the action up and down the rink on either side of the center. Left and right wings pass back and forth, trying to position themselves for a shot on goal.

DEFENSE

Defensemen
The two defensemen try to stop the incoming plays before any chance of scoring is possible. They block shots, clear the puck from their own net area and try to keep opposing forwards from gaining position in front of the goal. Offensively, they move the puck up the ice and pass to the forwards, then follow play into the attacking zone.

Goaltender
As the last line of defense, the goaltender takes shots from everyone. This player’s challenge is to keep the puck from entering his team’s goal. Goalies can use any piece of equipment or any part of his body (even the head) to protect his net. They are the only player on the ice allowed to cover up the puck to stop play.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
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

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Jagr 50 16 21 11 37
J. Huberdeau 53 10 27 9 37
A. Barkov 43 16 19 13 35
J. Jokinen 53 10 25 11 35
V. Trocheck 53 17 16 3 33
R. Smith 53 16 15 10 31
B. Pirri 49 10 13 -5 23
A. Ekblad 49 10 12 20 22
B. Campbell 53 4 16 16 20
N. Bjugstad 38 9 8 -4 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 23 13 5 .930 2.13
A. Montoya 8 3 1 .929 2.01

 
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