Originally Posted by hateraid
Yeah, it's almost like in football where they allow the play to unfold before the play stops. If you have control of the puck and draw a penalty play continues and only stops when the other team touches the puck. Since it's virtuallu impossible foe the other team to score rules stae that 6 players are allowed to be on the ice, including goalie if you want to play him.
Technically you can play the game with 6 players and no goalie, but that wouldn't be wise
The only way the opposing team can score is if the offensive team throws the puck back and accidentally put it in there own net. In all my years of watching hockey i think i've only seen that happen once.