General Managers meeting this week in Boca Raton to discuss possible rule changes which includes a 3on3 period. As you might know, the AHL has instituted a 3on3 period in OT which has dramatically reduced the # of Shootout games.
Here is a look at how the NHL numbers look:
As the playoff races hit the home stretch, I looked into the frequency of 3 point games by month to evaluate if teams are playing conservatively in a tie game to preserve the one point on getting into OT.
There is a lot of room for some other analysis but thought I would share some of the preliminary data and some other findings.
And since I have it, here is the % of 3 point games by Season.