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NHL to go three-on-three for overtime, assuming board of governor approval

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The NHL will move to a full five-minute three-on-three overtime period beginning next season, assuming board of governor approval.Players preferred that instead of the AHL format — three minutes of three-on-three followed by four-on-four until the end of a seven-minute period — according to Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland.GMs agreed in March to make a change to overtime, but the format wasn't clear.A coach's challenge system for goals on goalie interference and offside plays will also go forward if the board approves.GMs also learned of next season's salary cap at their meeting in Las Vegas. It will be US$71.4 million.

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