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How Those 3-on-3 Overtime Rules Would Cut Down NHL Shootouts

The NHL general managers are having their annual meetings this week and for the second year in a row they are discussing rule changes to decrease the number of games that are resolved by a shootout. The particular ideas they're tossing around—centered around adopting a 3-on-3 overtime—stand a very good chance of…

L.A. Police Chase Results In Live, Televised Gunfight

A man police say is suspected of kidnapping led Los Angeles officers on a chase through south L.A. before stepping out of his car and firing a handgun at cops—before taking a barrage of return fire and seeking cover. All four Los Angeles major network affiliates covered the battle live—despite policies that recommend…

Are NHL Teams Better Or Worse In Must-Score Shootout Situations?

Last week, the Panthers and Capitals set a record by taking a shootout 20 rounds, eclipsing the previous record (15) held by a November 2005 game between the Caps and Rangers. It was also the first time since the shootout was implemented in 2005/2006 that skaters were allowed a second attempt, which is only…

​How The Long-Change OT Could Cut NHL Shootouts By A Third

The NHL General Managers are meeting this week in Boca Raton, FL, and one of the major issues on their agenda is how to increase the number of games that are resolved before a shootout. Currently, there are two ideas floating around on how to increase the number of overtime goals, and thereby prevent shootouts. Here,…