Hockey Day Part I: A Primer

Today has brought a flurry of thoughts regarding the great sport of hockey. Tonight is Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, and the series has turned into a pretty interesting matchup between the unstoppable juggernaut that is the Detroit Red Wings and the feisty young-uns that refuse to go away in the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game Five was epic, with the Pens going up two goals only to lose the lead, then go behind; just as it looked like the Wings were going to going to hoist the Cup, the Pens scored to take the game to overtime. They scored in the 3d overtime to send the series back to Pittsburgh for a sixth game. It should be epic.

To commemorate, I bring you Hockey Day in three parts. For the uninitiated, there are some things you need to know about the sport of hockey, including icing and the penalties. Here’s a good primer video. Enjoy!

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