Here’s how Olympic hockey works

I’m a huge fan of Olympic hockey. The rink size and rule changes make the game more exciting, allow for better skating and passing. I also think the scoring is better, with 3 points for a regulation win, 2 points for an OT win, and 1 point for an OT loss.

Opinion aside, I’ve been scratching my head trying to understand the rules for moving from round to round. The linked site lays all that out nicely.



  • MysteriousRacerX

    This morning’s game (EST), US vs. Russia was goddam amazing. Goes to OT, 3 shooter round still a tie?!? 2 more shootout passes? Wow.

    Best part: My wife was up a few minutes before me already watching. :D

  • Nick

    Olympic hockey is all I’ll watch, the fighting in the NHL is a joke. Insanely stupid. US vs Russia was great!