Read: You Will See Hybrid Icing Tomorrow

NHL PuckThe NHL will be testing hybrid icing during the preseason and it will be in effect tomorrow when the Rangers open the preseason against the Devils.

When the puck is sent down the ice the defenseman and the forward will race toward the faceoff dot and if the defenseman wins the race then the play is blown dead. If the forward or attacking player beats the defenseman to the faceoff dot then the play continues.

The players will vote at the end of the preseason if they want hybrid icing to continue and have it implemented for the regular season.

Elliotte Friedman, at CBC , says that if there is a tie the linesman will blow the play dead and favor the defenseman to prevent injury.

If the play is blown dead and the puck doesn’t reach the goal line then the faceoff will come to center ice.