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Overtime format could see changes, and expansion remains a hot topic
Overtime format could see changes, and expansion remains a hot topic

The NHL ushered in 2014 with its Winter Classic outdoor game on New Year's Day, drawing a record crowd of 105,491 to Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor to see the Toronto Maple Leafs defeat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2, and celebrate the game's cold-weather roots. A few weeks later, the NHL celebrated its warm-weather evolution when the Ducks and Kings faced off on a rink laid atop the infield of Dodger Stadium in the first regular-season NHL outdoor game in California. Contrasting snow shovels and a sand-and-surf theme worked so well for the NHL that it will repeat that formula in 2015. The Chicago Blackhawks will face the Washington Capitals on New Year's Day at Nationals...

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