Hockey 101 from the LA Times' Chris Erskine:
Hockey games raise many questions for newcomers, who are
hesitant to ask their beered-up, know-it-all friends. For them, we offer
Hockey 101, a master's level contemplation of a bruising and glorious
Please silence your cellphones.
Question: What's the neutral zone?
The area in the middle, between the Blue Lines.
Q: What's the Blue Line?
Separates neutral zone from attacking zone. Also, the only way to get to Long Beach during rush hour.
Q: What's the Red Line?Running through Hollywood, the Red Line is what you take if you're going to a play at the Pantages. In hockey, it's the 50-yard-line.