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Source: NHL to change tiebreaker

Updated: August 22, 2010, 12:48 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

The NHL plans to finalize a change to its regular-season tiebreaking system for 2010-11 at a Sept. 14 Board of Governors' meeting, a league source said.

Under the new plan, the first tiebreaker will be a combination of regulation time and overtime victories, with shootout wins excluded. In the past, the first tiebreaker had been total wins of any kind.

Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson proposed the move at the NHL general managers meetings in Florida last March.

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