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04-06-2013, 01:37 PM
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Originally Posted by SackTastic View Post
Why exactly does it matter?
Can't speak for NHL, but in some other leagues the fact that teams play their last games simultaneously makes it a bit more difficult to do matchup/playoff calculations. Such activity could be more common in e.g. olympic hockey (

With NHL rewarding OT loss with 1 point it could possibly allow some passively played games when opposing teams both need only that 1 point for making the playoffs/division title/conference title. It's not as easy to play this type of game if everyone still has a game left to play on the same day.

I assume in this case NHL just didn't want to have the friday without any games while stacking all the games on Saturday, to maximize viewers.

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