NEW YORK (AP) - The NHL has approved a change in its bylaw that governs how the league breaks ties in the standings at the end of the season.
Under the revised bylaw approved by the NHL Board of Governors on Tuesday, shootout wins will not be included in the tiebreaker for two teams which finish with the same amount of points. That tiebreaker is limited to regulation and overtime victories.
The league's general managers proposed the change after their March meeting. The NHL Players' Association representatives on the competition committee endorsed the change Saturday.
It's a little different but it feels amazing. A new chapter in my life and I'm excited. It's been amazing. Better than I expected. The weather is great, the place is just amazing. I can't say enough good things about it. I'm glad to get the season going.
— Ryan Kesler on his transition to the Anaheim Ducks