Rugby World Cup
This Week's Issue
Life of Reilly
SI for Women
CNN/SI - TV
Golf Pro Shop
MLB Gear Store
NFL Gear Store
SI FOR KIDS
Rule 89 -- Tied Game
(a) During League games, if at the end of the three (3) regular twenty (20) minute periods, the score shall be tied, each team shall be awarded one point in the League standings.
The teams will then play an additional overtime period of not more than five (5) minutes with the team scoring first declared the winner and being awarded an additional point. The overtime period shall be played with each team at a numerical strength of four (4) skaters and one (1) goalkeeper. Additional penalties to be assessed consistent with the rules in regulation time.
Note 1: If a team is penalized in overtime, teams play 4-3.
Note 2: In overtime, if a team is penalized such that a two-man advantage is called for, then the offending team will remain at three (3) skaters while the non-offending team will be permitted a fifth skater.
Note 3: At the first stoppage of play after the two-man advantage is no longer in effect, the numerical strength of the team will revert back to either a 4 on 4 or a 4 on 3 situation, as appropriate.
Note 4: If there is a man power advantage situation which carries over from regulation time to overtime, the above criteria will be applied at the start of overtime. Accordingly, if at the end of regulation time, the teams are 5 on 4, overtime begins at 4 on 3.
Note 5: A team shall be allowed to pull its goalkeeper in favor of an additional skater in the overtime period. However, should that team lose the game during the time in which the goalkeeper has been removed, it would forfeit the automatic point gained in the tie at the end of regulation play, except if the goalkeeper has been removed at the call of a delayed penalty against the other team.
Note 6: The overtime period will be commenced immediately following a two (2) minute rest period during which the players will remain on the ice. The Teams will not change ends for the overtime period.
Note 7: When the regulation ends with an on-ice manpower strength of 5 on 3, teams will commence the overtime with a strength of 5 on 3. With the expiration of penalties, due to continuous action, player strength may get to 5 on 5 or 5 on 4. At the first stoppage of play following, player strength must be adjusted to 4 on 4 or 4 on 3.
Note 8: If at the end of regulation time teams are 3 on 3, overtime starts 3 on 3. Once player strength reaches a 5 on 4 or 5 on 5, at the next stoppage player strength is adjusted to 4 on 3 or 4 on 4, as appropriate.
Note 9: If at the end of regulation time teams are 4 on 4 with a player or players in the box serving non-coincidental penalties, overtime starts 4 on 4 and players exit penalty box as normal to 5 on 4 or 5 on 5. At first stoppage of play, teams are adjusted to 4 on 3 or 4 on 4, as appropriate.
For purposes of Note 5, a goalkeeper will be deemed "removed", only when he has attained sufficient proximity to the player bench so as to effectuate a legal substitution.
Following is the percentage of regular season games involving overtime since 1983-84 and the percentage of overtime decisions:
Copyright © 1999 CNN/SI. A Time Warner Company.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.