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Any time a championship game/series rolls around, there are bound to be some newcomers who tune in just to see what all the hype is about. Viewing can sometimes be tough for these people because they may not completely understand the rules of the game they’re watching and are forced to learn on the fly.

With that in mind, and with Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and Blackhawks tonight, we’ve assembled a quick guide to helping newbies understand the game of hockey.