Phrases Related to HOCKEY
In the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, home-ice advantage goes to the team that had the better regular-season record -- regardless of the teams' final standing in their respective divisions.
If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order: The fewer number of games played i. The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout. This figure is reflected in the ROW column. The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included.
If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing. The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season. In standings a victory in a shootout counts as one goal for, while a shootout loss counts as one goal against.
Depending on the score, stakes, and opponent, varying levels of cellying is acceptable. When a player sticks his gloves, palms first, into an opponents face just to annoy him. Typically used as an insult in trash talk. Gordie Howe Hat Trick: Usually beloved by the rest of the team.
Also a duster, and maybe a bender. Comes from the early hockey days when the losing team had to hose down the ice with water after the game because the Zamboni had not been invented yet.
Often used as trash talk, as made famous by Claude Giroux:. Not the most skilled player, but a hard worker. Likely a big guy. Mike Rathje, Derian Hatcher.