Skip to main content
13 votes
Accepted

Has any NHL team ever won a game after being down 0-5?

This has happened six times in NHL history so is not as uncommon as you suspect: 1982-04-10, Edmonton vs Los Angeles (playoffs) 1987-01-26, Calgary vs Toronto 1999-03-03, Colorado vs Florida 2000-11-...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
  • 24.5k
11 votes
Accepted

Really Fat Hockey Goalies

Sports science actually "tested" this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP8ZVWiZUMA. They grabbed a professional sumo wrestler and dressed him up in goalie gear (even managing to put his leg pads on ...
Pawr's user avatar
  • 1,667
8 votes
Accepted

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

It's because the Golden Knights are a recent expansion team themselves, and so they don't have to give up a player to Kraken, the newest expansion team. This is based on the agreement the Knights made ...
alamoot's user avatar
  • 10.9k
7 votes
Accepted

How much protection do NHL referees wear?

Referees and linesman are not obligated to wear any padding besides their helmet [1]. However, as you have noticed, often times officials either get hit by players, the puck, or they fall and hit the ...
Pawr's user avatar
  • 1,667
7 votes

How much does an NHL power play improve chances of scoring?

For the 2017-18 NHL season, there were a total of 1561 goals scored during a total of 21972 minutes being on a power play, giving an average expectation of 14.1 minutes on power play to score one goal....
Nij's user avatar
  • 8,043
6 votes
Accepted

Is this a subtlety in the icing rule?

To be clear: player substitution does not affect any determination of icing. Neither does the location of the bench. In the situations you are describing, it is most likely that the official does ...
de Lorean's user avatar
6 votes
Accepted

Longest time between goals in NHL playoffs

The longest time between two consecutive NHL playoff goals for a player is 11 years, which has been done by 5 players: Craig Ludwig: 103 games apart, 4079 days 04/09/1988, Montreal @ Hartford 06/10/...
Pawr's user avatar
  • 1,667
6 votes
Accepted

What was the worst result for a president's trophy winner in the playoffs?

There have been eight NHL teams thus far to win the President's Trophy but be eliminated in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The worst Stanley Cup finish by a President's Trophy winner was ...
Jessica Tiberio's user avatar
6 votes
Accepted

Game misconduct at the end of the NHL match

Effectively, no - the game is over, penalties will not affect the result of the game. The only slight caveat is that the NHL does enforce automatic suspensions for players with multiple game ...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
  • 24.5k
6 votes
Accepted

History of reverse sweeps in the Stanley cups finals?

The list of comebacks from 0-3 down in NHL playoffs (entirely, not just the Stanley Cup finals) is very short: 1942 Stanley Cup Finals (Leafs over Red Wings) 1975 quarterfinals (Islanders over ...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
  • 24.5k
5 votes
Accepted

Can a penalty be declined in the NHL?

No. Penalties are awarded by the officials. Team preference is not a factor; they do not have any input on the decision. Rule 15.1, page 25 of the NHL rulebook makes clear that [if the offender's ...
Nij's user avatar
  • 8,043
5 votes
Accepted

How far out of the net can a goalie freeze the puck in the NHL?

The answer to this deals with the flow of the game, and specifically rule 63 "delay of game penalty" The explanation starts on page 88 and describes that a goaltender may use his equipment in the ...
Parker McA's user avatar
5 votes
Accepted

Has there been a time the 2 NBA or NHL teams in the playoffs final series got there without losing any games?

tl;dr: NO NBA There has not been a single team in the NBA going 12-0 into the finals. This is also due to the first round being a best of 5 game series until the 2003 playoffs. The 2000-2001 Los ...
Kev_T's user avatar
  • 331
5 votes

What is the longest duration a team didn't register a shot on goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

I googled "NHL no shots in a period" and found this: Penguins recover to defeat Predators in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final (NHL website): Pittsburgh did not have a shot on goal in the second ...
Martin's user avatar
  • 5,851
5 votes
Accepted

Why does the NHL not feature red and blue in their logo, as opposed to the other three major sports leagues in the US?

Because there is no reason for the Canadian National Hockey League to have a red, white and blue logo; all the founding teams in the NHL were Canadian, not American. (Oddly, the teams known as the &...
Philip Kendall's user avatar
  • 24.5k
4 votes

How do you play for the AHL with an NHL contract if you're not playing for the NHL?

Under section 11 of the NHL Standard Player's Contract (exhibit 1 in the 2013 CBA, starting at page 310), It is mutually agreed that the Club shall have the right to Assign or to Loan this SPC [i.e. ...
cpast's user avatar
  • 141
4 votes

Puck completely crossing the goal line for a legal goal - does it need to be placed to settle beyond the line too?

The puck has to entirely cross the line. If it happens to be on edge, and all of the puck is across the line, how is that not entirely across the line? The disposition of whether it is a goal or not ...
PoloHoleSet's user avatar
4 votes
Accepted

Why do ice hockey players tape their sticks?

There are several articles that outline the benefits of taping a hockey stick. Check out this article and this one from livestrong.com. I am posting below some excerpts from the former article to ...
CodeNewbie's user avatar
  • 2,034
4 votes

What happens if an own-goal is scored during a delayed penalty shot (ice hockey)?

(e) is what would happen. There's no reason this would be interpreted any differently than the rules regarding a power play; in particular: 24.6 indicates that only one goal can be scored or awarded ...
Joe's user avatar
  • 12.9k
4 votes

Has any NHL team ever won a game after being down 0-5?

Wayne Gretzky probably doesn't want to remember this one, but the Oilers lost to the Kings 6-5 in 1982 in the playoffs (Game 3 of the Smythe division semi-finals that year) after leading 5-0 after 2 ...
Joe's user avatar
  • 12.9k
4 votes
Accepted

What is the fewest number of shots for a winning team in a Stanley Cup Playoffs game?

Here are two examples of teams who won in the playoffs while registering 10 shots on goal https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/199004090WSH.html https://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/...
рrоӏарs's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Vegas NHL team and trades

The answer to your question is yes. Current NHL teams are allowed to negotiate with the Vegas team, although it is completely up to Vegas to accept the offers. It is common in expansion drafts (in ...
Nik's user avatar
  • 174
3 votes

Is it possible to purchase another teams draft pick?

The NHL specifically forbids this with their CBA and Salary cap system. Teams can not trade "cash" they can only trade players and draft picks. Nhl teams can retain a players salary but only to a ...
Parker McA's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

NHL Trades: Can one find the exact language of every trade?

What levels must the Wild reach this season to advance the pick to earlier rounds? From ProSportsTransactions.com, the Minnesota Wild relinquished, among other things, a 2019 conditional pick (...
Sam's user avatar
  • 191
3 votes
Accepted

NHL Playoffs format

The NHL regular season overtime format has undergone quite a few changes over the years. The first season with sudden death overtimes was 1983-84. The whole purpose of including them was that people ...
Dr.DrfbagIII's user avatar
  • 1,689
3 votes
Accepted

Can you kick a stick in NHL?

According to the text of rule 625-a-6, your first situation is considered interference, and the player who kicks away the stick from an opponent is assessed a minor penalty. As for teammates helping ...
Nij's user avatar
  • 8,043

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible