For old-school hockey fans that know and love the game, the playoffs are the best part of every spring. However, as implausible as it may seem to those of us that live, eat and breathe the coolest game on earth, there are those fans that don’t fully understand all the ins and outs of the sport we love so much. Terms like icing, spearing, hooking and slashing are all terms of everyday use to full-time hockey fans, but to those fans that may just be tuning in because their hometown team is in the postseason tourney, they can be a bit confusing. Thankfully, the NHL has released a detailed and easy-to-understand guide to hockey rules:
Now, go enjoy some playoff hockey!