The NHL has made some divisive additions over the years: coach’s challenges, shootouts and conference realignments, just to name a few.
But man, did they ever nail it with 3-on-3 overtime.
Still on the fence? Watch this incredible play from the Arizona Coyotes that set up center Clayton Keller’s game-winning goal against the Washington Capitals on Friday:
Wow, talk about about a pond-hockey goal.
The NHL currently is experiencing an influx of dynamic young talent, including the 19-year-old Keller, who scored his 13th goal of the season on this play. And while these players certainly shine in 5-on-5, the new overtime rules allow them to really showcase their skills.
Furthermore, in an era where every professional sports league seemingly is bogged down by over-officiating and micromanagement, it’s a joy to see situations where creativity is allowed to take center stage.
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