FINAL: 2016-17 “NHL 3-Point” Standings

3-Point Standings –

The actual NHL standings are posted on the left and the alternative standings on the right.  The alternative standings are based on the NHL allotting 3 points in every NHL game.  Three (3) points would be awarded for a win in regulation time instead of 2 points while OT and SO wins will be two points and finally one point for an OT or SO loss.

The NHL 3-point standings will now be in a  3 – 2 – 1 – 0  format.

Keep in mind that these standings are skewed because if NHL teams were actually playing in this format the results would/should be much different.


Alternative NHL 3-Point Standings First tiebreaker:

Regulation wins

Alternative NHL 3-Point Standings Second tiebreaker:*

ROW (regulation plus overtime wins)*

* currently used as the first tiebreaker.

Previous posts on the NHL 3-point regulation win standings:

For those of you that haven’t read my previous articles about the three-point regulation time win, you can catch up here.

Feb.4, 2013: click here >>> Is It Time For The 3 Point Win In Regulation Time?

May 16, 2013:  click here >>> 3 Point Win: All NHL Games Worth 3 Points?



Mitch Kasprick (861 Posts)

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