(a) Should an infraction of the rules be committed by a player of the team in possession of the puck, the Referee shall immediately stop play and assess the penalty(s) to the offending player(s).
Should an infraction of the rules be committed by a player of a team NOT in possession of the puck the Referee shall signal a delayed penalty. Play will be stopped immediately when the offending team gains possession
of the puck and the penalty(s) assessed to the offending players(s).
(Note 1) Play is stopped when the offending team gains “possession” of the puck as defined in the Glossary. A rebound off of the goalkeeper or accidental contact with any opposing player is not considered to establish
“possession of the puck.”
(Note 2) There shall be no delayed penalty signal given by the Referee for a misconduct or game misconduct penalty under this section.
The resulting face–off will take place at the nearest face-off location where play was stopped unless a penalty is assessed that appears on the game clock and causes a team to be short-handed. In that case, the ensuing face-off shall take place at a defending zone face-off spot of the offending team, unless otherwise specified under Rule 612(b).
(b) If the penalty or penalties to be imposed are minor penalties and a goal is scored on the play by the non-offending team, the first minor penalty shall be imposed and recorded but shall be deemed expired. All other penalties shall be imposed in the normal manner regardless of whether or not a goal is scored.
If the Referee signals an additional minor penalty(s) against a team that is already short-handed (below the numerical strength of its opponent on the ice at the time of the goal) because of one or more minor or bench minor penalties, and a goal is scored by the non-offending team, the goal shall be allowed. The delayed penalty(s) shall be assessed and the first non-coincidental minor penalty already being served shall terminate automatically under Rule 402(c) (Minor Penalties).
(c) If the Referee has signaled a delayed penalty and the puck shall enter the goal of the non-offending team as the direct result of the action of a player of that team, the goal shall be allowed and the penalty signaled shall be imposed in the normal manner.
(d) All minor and bench minor penalties occurring after a goal has been scored or during the stoppage of play when a penalty shot is being attempted, shall be served in the normal manner under this rule.