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NHL approves tiebreaker change

Updated: September 14, 2010, 4:33 PM ET
By E.J. Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

The NHL's Board of Governors approved Tuesday a change to the league's standings tiebreaking procedure, putting more focus on regulation and overtime victories.

In the past, the first tiebreaker was total wins. The amended rule will eliminate shootout wins from that equation, leaving the total number of regulation and overtime wins as the first tiebreaking mechanism.

On Aug. 22, ESPN had reported that the board was likely to approve the proposal forwarded by the league's General ...

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