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Back Check - To hinder an opponent heading toward and into the defending zone.

Blue Lines - The pair of one-foot wide blue lines which extend across the ice at a distance of 64 feet from each goal. These lines break up the ice into attacking, neutral and defending zones.

Body Check - Use of the body on an opponent. It is legal when the opponent has possession of the puck or was the last player to have touched it.

Butt-Ending - To hit an opponent with the end of the stick farthest from the blade. It is illegal and calls for a penalty.

Crease - Area directly in front of the goaltender. It is four feet wide and eight feet long and marked off by red lines. Offensive players who do not have possession of the puck may not enter.

Deke - To fake an opponent out of position.

Face Off - The dropping of the puck between one player from each team to start or resume play.

Forecheck - To check an opponent in his end of the rink, preventing an offensive rush.

Freezing the puck - To hold the puck against the boards with either the stick or skate to get a stoppage of play.

Goal Line - The red line which runs between the goal posts and extends in both directions to the side boards.

Goal Mouth - The area just in front of the goal and crease lines.

Hat Trick - The scoring of three or more goals by a player in one game.

One-Timer - Hitting the puck directly after receiving a pass. The offensive player takes his backswing while the puck is on its way to him and tries to time his swing with the arrival of the puck.

Penalty Box - The area opposite the team benches where penalized players serve time.

Power Play - A power play occurs when a team has a one -man or two -man advantage because of an opponent's penalties.

Pulling the goalie - Replacing the goalie with an extra skater. This occurs when a team trails, usually by one goal in the last minute of the game. It is a high -risk attempt to tie the game.

Save - A shot blocked by the goaltender, which would have been a goal if not stopped.

Screened Shot - Goaltender's view is blocked by players between he and the shooter.

Slap Shot - Hitting the puck with the blade of the stick after taking a full backswing.

Slot - The area immediately in front of the goal. It is from this zone that most goals are scored and where most furious activity takes place.

Splitting the Defense - The player with the puck attempts to squeeze between the opponent's defensemen.

Stick Handling - To control the puck along the ice.

Top Shelf - Term used to describe when an offensive player shoots high in an attempt to beat the goalie by putting the puck in the top part of the net.

Wraparound - When a player skates around behind the goal.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 74 27 44 -4 71
T. Seguin 64 33 34 -1 67
J. Spezza 74 16 40 -4 56
J. Klingberg 57 10 27 7 37
C. Eakin 70 17 17 -2 34
A. Goligoski 74 4 30 0 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
A. Hemsky 68 11 21 -7 32
S. Horcoff 70 11 17 7 28
V. Fiddler 72 12 14 -5 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 33 14 10 .908 2.82
J. Enroth 14 26 2 .900 3.28
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