- 2013 Seasons
If you are someone who misses football already or are looking to check out a new sport, or if you're just looking for something exciting to watch you should highly consider taking an interest in the NHL! The lockout that was a threat to cancel the 2012-13 NHL season came to an end on January 13, 2013 and the drama couldn't be better! The NHL is the perfect winter sport to watch anywhere and the exciting moments will last through out the spring, as the playoffs proceed well into June! Catch all the high pace, thrilling action on NBC, Versus, as well as local channels and in Canada, tune in to CBC and TSN! NHL hockey is a simple game and easy to understand. Each team has five players and one goalie on the ice at a time. Whichever team scores the most goals after three, twenty minute periods wins the game. If the game is tied after regulation, both teams earn a point in the standings and the game moves into a five minute overtime period where each team has four players and a goalie to start. Whichever team scores in overtime wins the game. If the game is still tied after overtime, the game changes to a shootout format. In a shootout, there is no time involved. The coach of each team selects three players to try and beat the defending goalie in a one on one situation. If the score is still tied after each team has three attempts, the shootout moves into a sudden death mode where whomever scores first wins.