The NHL instituted a new 3-on-3 overtime system this offseason, and they planned on rolling out test games this pre-season regardless of the game's score in three of the six matchups. Last night the Rangers won 6-3 and the game ended in regulation. Tonight the Rangers and the Flyers will play a 3-on-3 overtime regardless of the score.
#NYR and Flyers will play an experimental 3 on 3 overtime tonight, no matter the score after regulation "Not sure what to expect"-AV— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 22, 2015
I actually think this 3-on-3 is going to be a lot of fun. I've only seen it happen a few times (usually in overtime, too, since the teams are already down to 4-on-4) and it's been a blast. Imagine Chris Kreider's speed with all that open ice? Amazing.
Who do you think the Rangers should roll out in the 3-on-3 tonight? The lineup for tonight is here.
My pick? Kirill Kabanov, Kevin Hayes and Ryan Graves. The game doesn't count, go for the gold!