How NHL will change its scoring rules after the Stanley Cup Finals
The NHL announced Monday that its scoring system will change for the next two seasons to include goals from overtime.
The change will be effective for the 2017-18 season and will apply to games played on Jan. 9, 2018 and the first three games of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The new scoring system is designed to be less restrictive in terms of goal scoring than the current system, which has become more of a shootout-style system for the past few years.
In other words, the goal will be scored before the shot is taken, with the shooter having to shoot first.
This will make it much easier to score.
The goal will also not count for extra goals that come after a goal.
In addition, the scoring system includes a new shot-related scoring rule.
For example, a goal from the point will count as a shot for purposes of the shootout rules, which will make for an easier scoring race.
The NHL says it will begin rolling out the changes on Jan 30, with full implementation scheduled for Jan. 18.