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Power Play

What is Power Play?

A  situation in hockey where one team has a greater number of players on the ice because the opposing team has a player or players are in the penalty box giving the team a scoring advantage.

Also known as a "Man Advantage."

Sporting Charts explains Power Play

A power play occurs when a team has a member or members in the penalty box, giving the other team a man advantage. A power play ends when the penalty, if it a minor infraction, ends or a goal is scored by the team with the advantage. A score while there is a double minor penalty will only cut the penalty in half while a major penalty will stay in effect. This can include a one or two man advantage depending on the number of players in the penalty box. 

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