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Why will the Knights not have any of their players picked by the Kraken?

I find it weird that for some reason, the Knights are not included in the list of teams that will have to sacrifice a player to the Kraken. What is the reasoning with this? Is it that they are too new ...
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How many times a team has won a playoffs series without scoring a power play goal?

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3 - 1 in their best of 5 series of qualifying round of the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs. The heavy underdogs pulled of the upset without scoring a ...
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How were the Tampa Bay Lightning 18 million over the cap?

I'm trying to understand how the Tampa Bay Lightning were $18 million over the salary cap when they won the Stanley Cup in 2021. I would guess if theres a salary cap and you try to sign a contract or ...
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What is the longest streak of a team being in playoffs, and what is the current ongoing streak?

With teams slowly but surely qualifying for playoffs, I'm wondering: What is the longest streak of being in playoffs in the NHL? And what is the current, still running, longest streak?
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History of reverse sweeps in the Stanley cups finals?

I tought the habs being 0-3 in the stanley cups finals would make every sport news site in Montreal dig up every time a stanley cup reverse sweep happened to show there is still hope; but nobody seem ...
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How many times has a 4 game sweep occurred during the Stanley Cup finals?

After their win on June 9, 2014, the LA Kings are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. If they win their next game, they will sweep the NY Rangers to win the Stanley Cup. Since the adoption of ...
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Did ice-hockey players actually not wear helmets until the 1970s-1980s?

I don't really care if it's the 1970s or 1980s. The point is that I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw footage of old hockey matches where the players had... no helmets. As if it were faked or ...
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How many times has an NHL team completed a playoffs sweep without trailing?

The Montreal Canadiens swept the Winnipeg Jets in the second round of the 2020-21 playoffs. The Canadiens pulled off the sweep without ever trailing in the series. How many times an NHL team swept a ...
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What is the win probabiity of an ice hockey team being down 1-0 at the end of the second period?

I heard following hypothesis about ice-hockey statistics; -20 min left (i.e. whole third period) -situation is 0-1 I was told the team that is trailing, has bigger probability to win the game. Has ...
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Hockey Player physically in opponents net

In tonight's Ranger game, a Ranger was checked into the Flyers net. No penalty was called and the net was NOT dislodged. If a Ranger shot crossed the goal line with the player still in the net, ...
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Game misconduct at the end of the NHL match

At the end of the Winnipeg Jets vs the Edmonton Oilers match on March 20th 2021, the Jets captain Nikolaj Elers threw the puck in frustration and got a game misconduct penalty. Since the game was over ...
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What is the longest streak without an overtime game in the NHL the 21th century?

what is the longest streak without an overtime (so only winning and losing in regular time) in NHL in the past 20 years?
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Why are farm teams often so far from where the main team is based in hockey?

With the announcement that the Kraken farm team is going to play in California, I really wonder why NHL farm teams are often very far from the main team's location? Perhaps most of them don't want to ...
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Consensus on the goalie 'hole' numbering in Hockey?

In ice hockey, it seems fairly well agreed upon that there are 5 main 'holes' to aim for when shooting on the net. Upper left, lower left, upper right, lower right, and between the goalie's legs. ...
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Have the top two teams in the NHL ever met in the Stanley Cup Finals?

For example, the Stars and the Caps for this year. Edit: This is modern era, where we've had full 4-tier playoffs.
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How many times has an NHL player scored in every game of a playoff series?

With the Islanders' Jordan Eberle having accomplished this against the Penguins during the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs, how many players have ever gotten a goal (not just a point) in every ...
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How many times Olympics gold medal winner goalies faced in the NHL playoffs?

Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers will be playing in the eastern conference playoffs of the NHL starting this Saturday (2013-2014 season). I was watching TSN tonight and it was brought up that ...
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What was the worst result for a president's trophy winner in the playoffs?

The Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in a sweep in the 1st round of the 2018-2019 NHL playoffs. Outside of this occurrence, what was the worst result for a President's Trophy ...
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Worst shot differentials for a winning NHL team in the playoffs

The Winnipeg Jets were outshot 48 to 19 against the Nashville Predators in the series opener of the second round of the 2017-2018 NHL Stanly Cup playoffs. Despite the -29 shot differential, the jets ...
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Ice-hockey penalty reasons

Is there a list of all possible penalty reasons in ice-hockey/NHL? Like High sticking, Holding, Hooking... but all of possible reasons. I would like to have the complete list for statistical purposes, ...
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How far out of the net can a goalie freeze the puck in the NHL?

Hockey goalies wear glove on one hand to catch the puck. I've seen the goalies freeze the puck by putting their glove on the puck when it's on ice feet outside of the crease. What are the goalie ...
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How is it decided in hockey which team wears white or colored jersey?

I occasionally watch hockey games, and sometimes, the home team wears the colored jersey, sometimes it is the away team. This rule seems to change from time to time, so as a casual viewer it is not ...
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Why did the Philadelphia Flyers make Gritty their mascot?

Why did the Flyers change/upgrade their mascot to Gritty? I tried searching on many news websites, but they seem to focus on the responses that those on social media left, rather than why.
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Boarding, NHL vs USA Hockey

in the USA Hockey casebook, I came across an interesting little nugget. "Player A1 pushes teammate A2 into an opponent who is thrown against the boards violently enough to warrant a boarding penalty. ...
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Ice-hockey forfeit goals

I want to ask, in ice-hockey general or in NHL, if a game is forfeited before it starts or at score 0:0, the winning team automatically wins by 1:0. Is this one goal counted in teams statistics in ...
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Ice-hockey 6v5 situation

I am curious how are situations with extra player in ice-hockey handled statistically. For example, team A is loosing 2:3 and there is one last minute of the match. They switch goalie for an extra ...
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What sports that award the national title following playoffs with series adopted a bubble to limit the COVID-19 spread?

The "bubble" in the NBA was a successful experiment. I know that the NHL and the MLB did it too. Are there some other sports around the world that adopted this solution for the playoffs? In ...
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Has an NHL or NBA champion ever won all playoffs series with the same record?

After losing game 3 of the 2019-20 NBA finals, the Los Angeles Lakers lead the Miami Heat 2-1 in the series. The Lakers got to the finals after beating the Portland Blazers, the Houston Rockets, and ...
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How many times has a team trailing by at least 3 goals won a Stanley Cup playoffs game?

The Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4 - 3 on the third game of their best of 5 Stanley Cup qualifier of the 2019-20 season. The Blue Jackets did so after trailing 3 - 0 in the ...
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How many NHL natural hat tricks in a single period have been scored?

How many natural hat tricks have been scored, with all of the goals occurring in the same single period, in NHL history?
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What is the longest duration a team didn't register a shot on goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

The Pittsburgh Penguins didn't have a shot on goal for about 37 minutes in game 1 of the 2016-17 Stanley Cup finals. Although the Penguins fired a number of shots, they all either went wide or got ...
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What are all the single game records broken in the 5OT game between Blue Jackets vs Lightning?

The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Tampa Bay Lightning played a marathon 5 overtime long game on their series opener of the round of 16 of the 2019-20 Stanley Cup playoffs. At a total length of 150:27 ...
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Out of the list of common materials, are composite ice hockey sticks customarily able to mix and match materials as desired?

Common/customary materials for ice hockey sticks seem to include: Wood Fiberglass Aluminum Carbon Fiber Kevlar While a lot of sites seem to kind of place sticks in two general categories, wood and ...
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What is a healthy scratch?

NHL announcers constantly mention it, and I've seen some news articles online referring to players who used to be / are a healthy scratch. What is a healthy scratch? I didn't find anything on Google'...
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Which of these situations is a new shift?

In the NHL, when tracking the relevant statistics (ice time, number of shifts, time per shift, etc) for player a on team A, while team A is playing team B, does a shift officially end in the following ...
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Game losing goal

In the NHL, or generally in ice hockey and similar sports, there is a statistic of GWG - game winning goals. A goal is a GWG if it is enough for a team to score only until this goal with no more goals ...
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Has the Stanley Cup playoffs games ever been held on neutral ice?

The NHL resumed the 2019-20 season post COVID shutdowns in Edmonton and Toronto as hosts to the western and eastern conferences respectively. With the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs both ...
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(un)restricted free agency in NHL

I am trying to understand free agency rules in NHL, how the last two lockouts changed them, and how players may decide to behave with respect to them. My understanding is that after the 2004-5 ...
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Is a hand pass cancelled if it touches the other team?

Is a hand pass washed out if it's deflected by a player of the opposing team? It happened here: 2/2/18 - Capitals @ Penguins - Period 2 - 8:06.
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What differentiates a check from interference?

...more specifically, when a puck carrier dumps it in the zone and chases, this regards when contact is made by the defenseman covering him. It seems to be a judgement call by the referee whether to ...
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Waivers and loans in NHL

I have three related questions that concern NHL trading jargon. Waiver Wikipedia reports "Once an NHL player has played in a certain number of games or a set number of seasons has passed since the ...
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Are hockey players faster today than 30 to 50 years ago?

Looking at old films of the hockey greats like the great Gordie Howe or the strong and slick-skating Jean Beliveau, of blessed memory, I swear that these players don't seem as fast as today's ...
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NHL Rule Question

In a recent Bruins/Blackhawk game a Bruins goal was waived off because a Bruins Player knocked the puck down with his hand. If you watch the replay carefully you can see the puck was going to go wide ...
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Really Fat Hockey Goalies

I've always wondered why some creative hockey team doesn't find a sumo wrestler, strap a pair of size XXXXXXXL skates to his feet, and tell him "sit there in front of the goal". Simply based on their ...
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Fastest power play goal in the history of the NHL

Alexander Ovechkin, captain of the Washington Capitals scored 2 seconds in the power play, late in the first period of game 1 of Eastern Conference finals of the 2017-2018 Stanley Cup playoffs. What ...
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How often does pulling the goalie work?

In ice hockey, when a team is losing by one goal in the waning minutes, the goalie is often replaced by another player, giving more offense, but creating the risk of an empty-net goal. How often do ...
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Which players won both junior and senior IIHF World Championships?

Jonathan Toews managed to win both the junior and senior world championships in 2007. Are there some other players which managed to win both these championships in the same year? Is there more of ...
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Finland goal song at IIHF WM 2019

What's the song name which is played after Finland scores goal in IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship 2019 in Slovakia?
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What determines if a hand pass is legal in the NHL?

What are the conditions that make a hand pass legal or illegal? I have seen players swat the puck to a teammate and not get whistled for the a hand pass and I have see players get whistled for what ...
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Which watches are given as gifts to ice hockey players in the world cup?

During the ice hockey world championship, the best player of each team receives a gift - it seems like it is a watch. I am curious - what kind of watch is it (brand / model)? Since one of sponsors is ...