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When a player moves into the opposing team's zone, the puck must cross the blue line before his skates do. If any attacking player has both skates across the blue line before the puck, off-side is called. This results in a face-off.
There is no icing if the above happens and the team that breaks the above rule is killing off a penalty (they are down 1 or 2 skaters due to other broken rules.)
The last "line rule" in hockey is icing. If a player shoots the puck into the opposing team's zone from his side of the red line, and the puck crosses the goal line at the other end without anyone touching it, and an opposing player other than the goalie then touches it first, icing is called on the attacking team. This results in a face-off in the attacking team's zone. But if someone on the attacking team is the first to touch the puck, or if the defending team's goalie touches it first, the icing is waived off.
Originally posted by aegis fang
thanks crayon, those help a little. i've read the rules before but i think that i need to see a game live with someone who understands them for it too sink in. (what is your favorite brand of crayons? color?)