Continuity mistake: A shot of the chiefs' bench shows Newman on the left and Ontkean on the right. Ontkean says "I can't believe my frigging eyes." Neither can I. The next 2 rapid camera cuts show Ontkean on Newman's left, then on Newman's right again.
Continuity mistake: A camera pan of the Washington presidents bench shows the back Of player #7, 3 seconds later he's in front of the goalie when the goal is scored. 4 seconds later he hops over the boards to start another shift. How he was in all those places seemingly at once is beyond me. Also on the same play you see #4 of the chiefs climbing over the boards for the second shift, but he started the game!
Continuity mistake: #8, Nick Brophy of the presidents takes the face-off against Newman's character to start the game. 15 seconds later he's seen sitting on the bench (#8 shot from the back.)
Continuity mistake: In a fight scene Newman is shown tangling with a blades player. Newman is wearing a ring on his finger (clearly against the rules). In between periods while addressing his team he's not wearing it.
Continuity mistake: In the championship game vs. Syracuse, Chiefs goalie Denis Lemieux skates out for the pre-game warmup wearing goalie skates with white cowlings (protective plastic shell). When Syracuse scores their first goal, his skate cowlings are black.
Continuity mistake: There's a close up scene of Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) skating and trying to make a backhand pass to someone. You can clearly see the puck slide off the end of his stick before he passes but he goes through the passing motion anyway. Pan to Drouin who appears to receive the pass with no problem.
Continuity mistake: There's a #8 and #19 on the ice for Charleston when the first goal is scored against them but there hasn't been a line change yet.
Continuity mistake: In a fight scene with Newman vs the Long Island Ducks' goalie, The Chiefs' goalie appears to help out Newman. Then a shot change to the Hansen brothers on the bench. The next shot shows the Chiefs' goalie fighting in the background nowhere near Newman. One shot later the Chiefs' goalie is back closer to Newman.
Continuity mistake: The starting line-up is introduced in the beginning of the movie. The Charleston chiefs have #4 and #5 on defence, while the Forward line is #'s 7, 10 & 14. A few seconds after the puck is dropped for the opening face-off a #15 appears on the ice for Charleston. Obviously too many men on the ice.
Continuity mistake: When Newman's character meets up with his wife on the street in the middle of the film, the newspaper under his arm changes position with each cut. First the fold is on top, then it's on the bottom, then back on top.
Continuity mistake: Newman picks up the Hansen brothers and brings them to the Motel. He tells them the team is on the road tomorrow and says the bus leaves the arena at 8am. A few minutes later the team is boarding the bus but it's pitch black outside.
Factual error: In the beginning of the movie, Goaltender Denis Lemieux is on Jim Carr's show demonstrating the different types of penalties. When he shows us what spearing is, that was actually butt-ending. Spearing is done when you use the other end of your stick; the blade end.
Plot hole: During the intermission break of the championship game, Joe shouts about scouts from the NHL in the stands waiting to sign up the team. But Reggie is mystified about this before sending his team out to get rough again. Why doesn't the coach of his own team know about people from the NHL waiting to sign his players up?