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Encyclopedia > Delay of game (ice hockey)

Delay of game is a penalty in ice hockey. It results in the offending player spending two minutes in the penalty box. Delay of game is usually called under three circumstances: A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for inappropriate behavior. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The penalty boxes in this ice hockey game are shown here. ...

  1. A player or goaltender intentionally shoots or throws the puck out of the playing area.
  2. A defensive player in the defensive zone shoots the puck directly (without being deflected) over the glass. This penalty only applies if the player shoots it over the glass. If the puck is shot into the bench, no penalty is assessed.
  3. A player or goaltender intentionally knocks the net's goalpost off its moorings, which stops the play. If the net is intentionally knocked loose during a breakaway, the breakaway player is awarded a penalty shot.

This article is about the goaltender in ice hockey. ... Two standard hockey pucks. ... On the sporting field, goalposts are posts between which players must carry, kick or pass a ball or similar object in order to score points, or simply a goal. ... A breakaway is a situation in ice hockey in which a player with the puck has no defending players, except for the goaltender, between himself and the opposing goal, leaving him free to skate in and shoot at will (assuming he can skate faster than the defenders trying to catch... A penalty shootout is a method of determining a winner in sports matches which would have otherwise been drawn or tied. ...

External links

  • Official NHL Rulebook
  • Hockey Glossary

 
 

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