New rules in hockeyland: Tiebreakers. The first tiebreaker will be a combination of regulation time and overtime victories, with shootout wins excluded, according to the online report. In the past, the first tiebreaker had been total wins of any kind. Perhaps some stat-happy MHHer will enter an alternative universe, and see how this rule would have affected the Avs standings in the playoffs last year, or before when we missed it by one point. I think it's a great change.