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Report: National Hockey League to change regular-season tiebreaker rule

The NHL will change its regular-season tiebreaking system for the 2010-11 season, ESPN.com reported Saturday.

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.

Columbus Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson proposed the change at the general managers meetings in March.

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The league's board of governors and competition committee both voted to implement the change for the upcoming season, a source told ESPN.

The league is making the adjustment to give more weight to victories gained in some form of team play, rather than by shootout.

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