The new 3-on-3 overtime rule the NHL is instituting this year will take some getting used to. To help prepare teams, the league will experiment with the new overtime format in the preseason.


The NHL's general managers will recommend to the board of governors changing the regular season overtime format for the 2015-16 season to five minutes of 3-on-3 play.


How it happened: The Capitals fell behind 3-0 in the first period but scratched their way back into the game on goals by Marcus Johansson, Mike Green and Troy Brouwer, before falling in overtime o


Survey any NHL dressing room and there’s a good chance you’ll get 25 different opinions on whether 3-on-3 overtimes are good or bad for the league, the players and the fans.