Pucks are frozen prior to professional games. As many as 30 or 40 pucks are used in each.
Players are not allowed to play with a. They will get a two-minute if they do.
If a player shoots theout of his own end and it goes , they will receive a two minute penalty for .
A puckbe deflected off a player's skates into the , but if there is a "distinct kicking motion," it is considered " ."
Thegets to change their lines last. They also get to put their sticks down last during face-offs.
Wayne "The Great One" Gretzky chose #99 as a way to honour his favourite player, Gordie "Mr. Hockey" Howe, who wore #9 throughout his career. There were many other famous players who wore #9 as well, including Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. #99 has been retired by the NHL- . No player may ever wear #99 on their NHL as a token of respect to the greatest player ever.
Mario Lemieux was the first player toin every category during one game: , Power Play, Short-Handed, and Empty Net. No player has ever done it since.
If a puck bounces off aor linesman and goes into the net, it is considered "no ."
The "" stipulates that a player may not wave their in front of the 's face or otherwise deliberately obstruct their vision. They will receive a two-minute penalty if they do.
If you play more than 10 seasons in the NHL, you qualify for roommate amnesty.(You can have your own room.)
The first TV commentator to use the "" to help audiences understand the game was Meeker. "He gets the puck and he just skates, skates, skates! You would think he had rockets on his feet."
The 1966/67 NHLwas the only one in league history in which not a single was made.
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