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Encyclopedia > Point (ice hockey)

Point in ice hockey has two meanings: Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...

  • When it is given to individual hockey players, it refers to either a goal or assist a player earns during a game. The total number of goals plus assists equals total points.
  • When it is given to a team, it is usually given as two points for a win and none for a loss. In the National Hockey League, when a game advances to overtime, the losing team earns one point by default.

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