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Shootouts and More

from Kevin allen of USA TODAY,
Eliminating tie games through shootouts has turned out to be a winning proposition for the NHL. The league has had 28 shootouts, and goaltenders have had the advantage. Shooters have been successful on 32.4% of attempts. Under the shootout formula, three players from each team alternate taking shots and the team with the most goals wins. If the teams are tied after six tries, each team puts another shooter out until one team scores and the other doesn't.

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