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Speed Helps NHL Comeback

from the Globe and Mail,
The common thread linking the remaining Stanley Cup playoff teams, other than they all missed the last postseason, in 2004, is the pace at which they play. The four teams perform at seemingly breakneck speed, much of it because the new National Hockey League allows such movement after the long overdue crackdown on interference and related obstructions fouls. ...With the third round of the playoffs beginning tonight, the focus on the speed element of the game will be magnified even greater. Game officials have been mostly consistent in the postseason, and it's hoped they will continue their vigilance, because the NHL game has made a remarkable comeback as an entertainment package.
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