Impress even the most hardcore hockey fans with your knowledge of the game. Go ahead, see if you can stump them with these fun and interesting factoids.
On a relatively long-distance shot, 60 feet away from the goal, the goaltender will only have less than a half a second to react.
A puck hit by the best shooters can travel at more than 100 mph.
A goalie's chest protector is made of Kevlar, the same material used in bulletproof vest for police.
The puck is five ounces of solid vulcanized rubber, three inches in diameter and one inch thick. The puck is frozen before games to make it bounce resistant.
The layer of ice in a pro hockey rink is usually three quarters of an inch thick and kept at a temperature of 16 degrees.
The original Stanley Cup was only seven inches high.
In the history of the National Hockey League, seven goalies have been credited with a total of nine goals.
The NHL was formed in 1917 and has become one of the most successful professional sports leagues in the world.