Three points for regulation win

When will the NHL wake up and make a regulation win worth three points?

As of Nov. 28 there is a four-point difference between sixth place in the Eastern Conference and 14th place. In the West, there are five points separating fourth and 14th place.

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Why the log jam?

The shootout, of course. On too many nights, two-point games yield three points – skewing the standings.

Three points in regulation – do it.

Ryan McLean, Shelburne, Ont.