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'''Diving''' (also called '''embellishment''') is a term used in [[ice hockey]] to describe a player trying to get the attention of the [[Official_(ice_hockey)#Referees|referee]] by embellishing an infraction from an opposing player in an attempt to draw a [[Penalty (ice hockey)|penalty]]. In the [[National Hockey League|NHL]], any player called for diving will receive a 2-minute [[Penalty_(ice_hockey)#Minor_penalty|minor penalty]] for the infraction. {{cite web|last=Official Rules|first=NHL|title=NHL Official Rules|url=http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26356|accessdate=20 April 2011}} Usually, when diving is called a player from each team receives a penalty, one for diving and the other for the initial infraction, but this is not required.
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'''Diving''' (also called '''embellishment''') is a term used in [[ice hockey]] to describe a player trying to get the attention of the [[Official_(ice_hockey)#Referees|referee]] by embellishing an infraction from an opposing player in an attempt to draw a [[Penalty (ice hockey)|penalty]]. In the [[National Hockey League|NHL]], any player called for diving will receive a 2-minute [[Penalty_(ice_hockey)#Minor_penalty|minor penalty]] for the infraction. {{cite web|last=Official Rules|first=NHL|title=NHL Official Rules|url=http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26356|accessdate=20 April 2011}} Usually, when diving is called a player from each team receives a penalty, one for diving and the other for the initial infraction, but this is not required. The Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks have tarnished their reputations in recent years by frequently diving and faking injury during games.
 
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Diving (also called embellishment) is a term used in ice hockey to describe a player trying to get the attention of the referee by embellishing an infraction from an opposing player in an attempt to draw a penalty. In the NHL, any player called for diving will receive a 2-minute minor penalty for the infraction. Official Rules, NHL. "NHL Official Rules". Retrieved 20 April 2011.  Usually, when diving is called a player from each team receives a penalty, one for diving and the other for the initial infraction, but this is not required. The Montreal Canadiens and Vancouver Canucks have tarnished their reputations in recent years by frequently diving and faking injury during games.

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