For now, the new 3-on-3 overtime will only be played during the regular season, SRF reports. In the playoffs, the 20-minute overtime with five players on each side will remain.
In the NHL, the 3-on-3 overtime is one of the most discussed rule changes this season. As Rob Vollman writes on NHL.com, "the switch from 4-on-4 to 3-on-3 has proven to be an effective way to increase scoring and reduce the number of games that require the shootout to resolve." Read the full article here. (tme)