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Round 2
Round 3
Stanley Cup Final
OFFICIAL RULES
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table 19 - Rule 84 - Overtime
Penalties in Effect Prior to the Start of Overtime - Regular Season

Ex
Time in 3rd Period
Team A
Team B
Resolve
1
19:10
A5 - 2
B17 – 2
The penalty times remain on the penalty time clock and the teams begin overtime playing three (3) skaters against three (3) skaters.
2
19:10
 
19:50
A5 – 2
 
A7 – 2
B17 – 2
 
The teams would begin the overtime period playing four (4) skaters against three (3) skaters. At the first stoppage of play following the expiration of the penalties to A5 and B17, the on-ice strength would be adjusted from five (5) skaters against four (4) skaters down to four (4) skaters against three (3) skaters.
3
19:10
 
19:25
 
19:40
A5 – 2
 
 
 
A7 – 2
 
 
B17 – 2
 
Overtime will begin with the player strength of three (3) skaters for team A and four (4) skaters for team B. Through the normal expiration of penalty times, the penalized players will return to the ice. With continuous play, the potential of reaching an on-ice strength of five (5) on five (5) is a possibility. However, the on-ice strength would be adjusted accordingly at the next stoppage of play.
4
19:10
 
19:30
 
19:40
A5 – 2
 
A7 – 2
 
A17 – 2
 
 
 
A36 – 2
Overtime will begin with the player strength of three (3) skaters against three (3) skaters. Should there be a stoppage of play following the expiration of A5 and B17’s penalties, the on-ice strength shall be adjusted to three (3) skaters against three (3) skaters. This permits the remaining penalties to exit the penalty box and return the teams to four (4) on four (4) status. With continuous play, the potential of reaching an on-ice strength of five (5) on five (5) is a possibility. However, the on-ice strength would be adjusted accordingly at the next stoppage of play.
5
19:10
 
19:20
 
19:30
 
19:40
A5 – 2
 
 
 
A7 – 2
 
 
 
 
B17 – 2
 
 
 
B36 – 2
Overtime on-ice strength will begin at three (3) on three (3). Through the normal expiration of penalty times, the penalized players will return to the ice. With continuous play, the potential of reaching an on-ice strength of five (5) on five (5) is a possibility. However, the on-ice strength would be adjusted accordingly at the next stoppage of play to either four (4) on three (3) or four (4) on four (4), as the situation dictates at that particular stoppage of play.

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Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1