What’s up everyone! The time has finally come! The 2022-23 NHL Season is officially underway!
Last year I ended the season +138.83 units after a terrific year while we took advantage of different lines that various sportsbooks offered. For those of you that are new here, I will take this article to go through popular bet types and terms to help you understand hockey analysis better and hopefully help you better understand the sport. Let’s get into it.
Hockey is played with 5 skaters and 1 goalie at a time. It isn’t played in quarters or halves, it is played in periods. These periods are 20 minutes long and there are 3 periods in 1 game. This is a full 60 minutes of hockey in one game. In the regular season, if the score is still tied at the end of 3 periods it will go to overtime. Overtime is 5 minutes and instead of 5 skaters per team it goes down to 3 skaters. When the game goes to overtime, both teams get 1 point in the standings and whoever wins overtime gets 1 more point for a total of 2 points. Now, if the game is still tied at the end of the overtime period, these 2 teams will go to a penalty shootout to decide the winner.
That basically sums up the game of hockey, let’s get into the terms.