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Explaining the NHL Rule Changes for 2019-20 Season

The National Hockey League implemented a series of minor rule changes for the 2019-20 NHL season, which kicks off Wednesday night with games featuring the Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Vegas Golden Knights and the reigning Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.

Although the modifications to the NHL Rule Book shouldn't make a significant impact, they are aimed at creating more offensive-zone opportunities. There will also be more uses of video review in order to ensure accurate penalty calls and legal scoring plays.

Here's a look at the complete list of new rules followed by a breakdown of the most notable alterations:

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