The National Hockey League is the elite ice-hockey competition of North America and one of if not the most popular ice hockey leagues in the world. Beginning in 1917, the league has continued to grow and in 2013, 30 clubs fight it out for one of the most famous prizes in American sport, the Stanley Cup. With 7 clubs located north of the United States border, a fierce rivalry exists between the U.S clubs and the clubs supported by the passionate Canadians. It's no surprise to see that the two most successful NHL clubs are in fact Candian, the Montreal Canadiens who have won 24 titles and the Toronto Maple Leafs with 13, while the Detroit Red Wings sit close behind with 11.
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The season is divided into two sections, the regular season which is from October to April and then afterwards, it goes to the second half of the season which is the playoffs and it is played from April to June where the champion of the NHL season will be determined. Each game will be played in a 60-minute regulated time, which is divided into three 20-minutes. During the NHL regular season, the losing team gets no point while the team that scores the most at the end of the game or during an overtime is the winner of the game and is awarded 2 points. The exception to this scoring is when a team losses in an overtime period, it gets 1 point. On the playoff games, the tournament in this time will be in a series of rounds to the final. The teams battle to win a best-best-seven series in order to advance to the next round. The winner of the NHL playoffs will be awarded the Stanley Cup and at the end of the season.
If no team was able to score during the overtime period, it goes to penalty shootouts. And if it is still goalless penalty shootouts, it enters the sudden death. Whoever scores the most during the overtime period is awarded 2 points while the losing team gets 1 point. On the other hand, when the competition enters the Stanley Cup playoffs, there will be no penalty shootout during the overtime, it goes straight to sudden death.
There are many trophies that are awarded in the National Hockey League. The winner of the season is awarded the Stanley Cup while the League’s overall leader is awarded the President’s Trophy. For the league scoring champion, there is the Art Ross Trophy, the Goal-scoring leader gets the Maurice ‘Rocket’ Richard Trophy and the William M. Jennings Trophy goes for the goalkeeper(s) for the team with the fewst goals against them.
Although NHL is very popular in Canada, it does not hold the largest fan base in North America. On the other hand, it has increasingly established its place along with America’s major sports such as Major League Baseball (MLB), National Football League (NFL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) and well establishing itself in Europe. NHL has been rapidly expanding its territory that it has doubled in size and it is no longer for affluent fans only but from different background.
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