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  • n. The method used to begin play in ice hockey.

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Examples

  • "That was an important sequence and, of course, winning the faceoff is the first piece of the puzzle," Oilers coach Craig

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  • Off a faceoff from the right circle, the puck bounced oddly and diagonally across the slot, as Vokoun tried to knock it away.

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  • Dainius Zubrus converted his third at 3: 39 and Semin picked up his seventh goal on a power play at 14: 51 off a faceoff from the left circle.

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  • The other reason a center may get ejected from the faceoff is when one of his teammates enters the faceoff circle prior to the drop of the puck.

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  • Quintal scored on a wrist shot off a faceoff from the left circle.

    National Hockey League - Canadiens vs. Blue Jackets

  • "We're trying to spring him free anywhere at any point in the game," Stepan said, "and the faceoff is a spot where we can kind of set it up more."

    The Great Gaborik Breakaway Plot

  • The faceoff was the result of an icing call with less than 6 seconds left in the period when Brad Stuart's attempted pass from his own zone was too far ahead of Lidstrom.

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  • Framing the faceoff was a deadly Israeli naval raid of another blockade-busting ship in May.

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  • Framing the faceoff was a deadly Israeli naval raid of another blockade-busting ship in

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  • Sid also needs to learn to take the visor off if he wants to get into real fights, unless pouncing on guys who are actually trying to win a faceoff is his idea of a good time.

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