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Analysis: Penguins set up to handle Letang's absence

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 4:20 PM / NHL Insider

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

The hockey world was shocked when Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Ray Shero delivered the news Friday that defenseman Kris Letang had suffered a stroke last week and would miss a minimum of six weeks.

Fortunately the condition is not life-threatening and the 26-year-old has been cleared to go on vacation with his family during the NHL break for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. He's expected to resume skating on his own after the Olympic break.

As for the Penguins, they'll be tasked with continuing without one of their best defensemen. But if their season to this point is any indication, they should be able to handle this adversity.

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IIHF Disciplinary panel

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 4:06 PM / 2014 Olympics

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The IIHF has appointed the Disciplinary Panels for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, which will oversee all disciplinary measures in the men's and women's tournaments.

The men's competition will be monitored by two panel representatives of the IIHF: Franz Reindl and Valeri Kamensky, and two from the National Hockey League: Stephane Quintal and Kay Whitmore.

Reindl, who will act as the men's panel chairman, is the General Secretary of the German Ice Hockey Association. Since 1998 he has been a member of various committees within the IIHF, most notably the Competition Committee. During his hockey career, Reindl played 669 Bundesliga games for his home club SC Riessersee Garmisch-Partenkirchen and SB Rosenheim, scoring 423 goals. As player, coach and manager he participated at 28 World Championships and nine Olympic Tournaments.

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Video goal judge system operating procedures

From IIHF.com

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 4:00 PM / 2014 Olympics

The use of the video replay of disputed goals is approved by the IIHF and is included in the Rule Book. All available television pictures must be provided and used by the video goal judge for this system.

The following situations are the only situations that will be subject to video goal judge review:

1. To determine if the puck has completely crossed the goal line.

2. To determine if the puck entered the net prior to or after the goal frame was dislodged.

3. To determine if the puck entered the net prior to or after expiration of time at the end of a period or the game.

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NHL officials selected to work 2014 Olympic Games

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 3:54 PM / 2014 Olympics

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Referees:

Dave Jackson

NHL debut:

Dec. 22, 1990 (NJ at QUE)

NHL reg. season games: 1,309

Mike Leggo

NHL debut:

Apr. 1, 1997 (BOS at WSH)

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2014 Olympic Winter Games – Venues

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 3:45 PM / 2014 Olympics

The Bolshoy Ice Dome and the Shayba Arena are part of the Ice Hockey Complex, which also includes the Hockey Training Venue.

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NHL-IIHF Major rule differences

From IIHF.com

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 2:58 PM / 2014 Olympics

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The following table provides a summary of the major differences between the NHL Rules and the IIHF Rules:

RULE NHL IIHF
Players Dressed A maximum of 18 players and 2 goalkeepers can be dressed and on the game sheet. A maximum of 20 players and 2 goalkeepers can be dressed and on the game sheet.
Icing the Puck Hybrid icing procedure. Icing is called automatically as soon as the puck crosses the goal line.
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'Elimination' shootouts in Olympics since 1992

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 2:49 PM / 2014 Olympics

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Since 1992, a shootout has been used to determine a winner in 'elimination' games tied after regulation time and an overtime period. (The format was added to Preliminary Round play in 2010).

Following are recaps of the four 'elimination' games decided in a shootout:

1992 – ALBERTVILLE

Canada eliminated Germany in the Quarterfinal Round:

Eric Lindros (Canada) unsuccessful against Helmet De Raaf (Germany)

Peter Draisaitl (Germany) unsuccessful against Sean Burke (Canada)

Dave Archibald (Canada) unsuccessful against Helmet De Raaf (Germany)

Dieter Hegen (Germany) unsuccessful against Sean Burke (Canada)

Jason Woolley (Canada) scored against Helmet De Raaf (Germany)

Gerd Truntschka (Germany) unsuccessful against Sean Burke (Canada)

Wally Schreiber (Canada) scored against Helmet De Raaf (Germany)

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2014 Olympic Winter Games – Format

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 2:40 PM / 2014 Olympics

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Preliminary Round – Format

Twelve teams, divided into three groups of four, will have the opportunity to reach the playoff round and play for Olympic gold. Each team will play the three opponents in its group from Feb. 12 to Feb. 16.

Group A Group B Group C
Russia Austria Czech Republic
Slovakia Canada Latvia
Slovenia Finland Sweden
USA Norway Switzerland

Preliminary Round – Point Allocation

* 3 points for the winning team at the conclusion of regulation time

* 1 point for both teams at the conclusion of regulation time if the game is tied

* An additional point earned for the team winning the game in a five-minute overtime period, or the Game Winning Shots Procedure if the teams are still tied following conclusion of the overtime period

* 0 points for the team losing the game in regulation time

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'Miracle' players recall Herb Brooks as gruff, great

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 1:24 PM / 2014 Olympics

Jerry Brown - NHL.com Correspondent

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Rob McClanahan played for Herb Brooks for seven years -- in college at the University of Minnesota, in the NHL with the New York Rangers and for the United States hockey team that shocked the world and won gold at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics.

And in all that time there was one constant in their relationship: Fear.

"When he passed away there were hundreds of players at his funeral and every one of them would tell you they'd play for him tomorrow. He was a winner and that's what you play sports for," McClanahan said. "But candidly, I was afraid of him.

"But prior to his passing [in a 2003 car accident] we were starting to break down that barrier. He wasn't my coach anymore, he was becoming a friend. We could actually banter back and forth and have a jovial conversation. That part is sad. I wanted more of that relationship. But we can share in his legacy."

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Coyotes to honor 10 players from 'Miracle on Ice'

Friday, 02.07.2014 / 12:30 PM / 2014 Olympics

Jerry Brown - NHL.com Correspondent

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- All 20 members of the hockey team that provided the greatest sports moment of the 20th century still are, as captain Mike Eruzione put it, "out there alive and kicking."

In the 34 years since the United States men's hockey team performed its "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics, all 20 have come together exactly two times: Once as part of the 2002 NHL All-Star Game, and one year later for the funeral of their legendary coach, Herb Brooks.

"We had a reception at the White House the day after we won the goal medal. And after lunch, that was it. We headed home," Eruzione said. "We were together every day for six months. We reached our ultimate goal and then it was, 'OK, I'll see ya around.' And after that it's about leading your life. But that bond is always there, and when we see each other it all comes flooding back."

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