While you watch hockey this season, it might help you to be aware of a new offsides rule that can come into play. For the past few years, we’ve seen teams challenge that a play was offsides, which has wiped out goals.
Now, when a team has an unsuccessful offsides challenge, they will be awarded a two-minute penalty.
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reported the new infraction:
“Can you imagine a team in a tight game giving up a goal it thought was offside, losing the challenge, then having to withstand an immediate power-play opportunity? It’s going to make bench bosses much more wary.” – Friedman
Do you like this new NHL rule? If a team has an unsuccessful offsides challenge, they will get a 2 minute penalty?
— BuffaloHockeyCentral (@BHCdotcom) September 7, 2017
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