2019-20 NHL Rulebook
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Rule changes for 2019-20:
- Expansion of Coach Challenges to allow challenge of situations where play should have been stopped, including pucks in the netting, pucks played with high sticks, and hand passes.
- Coach’s Challenges no longer require a timeout. Any failed challenges result in a delay of game penalty – 2:00 for the first failed challenge and 4:00 for subsequent failed challenges.
- Referees can review major/match penalty calls and high-sticking double-minors.
- Players who have lost their helmets must retrieve and replace or head directly to the players’ bench for a change.
NHL Rules Articles
NHL Executive Vice President Colin Campbell joined Sportnet’s Hockey Central to talk about the NHL’s use of video review and San Jose’s controversial hand-pass goal from Game 3
The NHL’s 31 General Managers are discussing potential rule tweaks during this week’s meetings in Florida
Minnesota Wild forward Kevin Fiala avoided a penalty on an impressive — yet totally illegal — stick flip to return his teammate’s lost stick
The Washington Capitals defeated the New York Rangers in a shootout on an awarded goal after goaltender Alexandar Georgiev threw his stick
Throwing things on the ice is near the top of the list of things of which fans might be told, “You can’t do that.” It’s dangerous for fans, players, and officials, and could cost the home team a penalty.
KHL referee Ivan Fateyev awarded a goal to Barys Astana’s Nikita Mikhailis after Severstal’s Maxim Mineyev threw his stick to try to prevent an empty-net goal
St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko was given a penalty for using an oversized stick from defenseman Colton Parayko
Carolina’s Calvin de Haan had a goal waved off against the Boston Bruins after the puck deflected off referee Francois St. Laurent and entered the net.
The ghost of Marty Brodeur strikes again. Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray picked up a two-minute minor for playing the puck behind the goal line outside of the trapezoid.
The NHL Rulebook has been updated for 2018-19 with minor changes, including new requirements for goalie gear and a clarification on empty net awarded goals