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If there is a penalty that involves taking one player to the box(slashing,hit from behind, tripping exc.) When its a 4 on 4 that means both team got a penalty at different times in the game. When it's a 5 on 5 and there was a penalty called that means it was most likely for fighting, when two players are sent to the box and you can still roll your entire 5 person line

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Q: When are hockey penalties offsetting - sometimes they play 4 on 4 and sometimes it's 5 on 5 - what is the rule that deviates this?
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