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How long does an nhl game last?

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How long does an nhl game last?

hi we have got tickets for a nhl game at msg at 7pm 24th of feb i am trying to work out what time we will get out so i can make plans for later! thanks

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1. Re: How long does an nhl game last?

About 2 1/2 hours. Give or take.

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2. Re: How long does an nhl game last?

60 minutes of actual playing time, but with clock stoppages and 2 intermissions, about 2 1/2 hours. If your game starts at 7:00 you should be out by 9:30 or so. If the game is tied at the end of regulation, it will be longer (overtime and then a shootout if it's still tied)

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3. Re: How long does an nhl game last?

NHL games are 3 periods of 20 minutes each, plus two intermissions.

The clock only runs while the puck is in play.

At the end of regulation if the game is not tied, you're looking at 2.5 hours, plus or minutes a few minutes.

Check nhl.com for more information.


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