Last year, the Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs in large part due to their record in overtime and the shootout.
Eighteen times did they find themselves tied after 60 minutes, and only three times did they come away with a victory. The Kings finished two points behind Calgary for third in the Pacific Division, meaning all they needed was 3-15 to be 6-12 and they’d have been playing the Canucks in the first round.
But that was then. As you can see below, it’s been quite the turnaround in 2015-16. No team in the entire NHL has won more games in overtime and the shootout combined than the Kings, and no team has lost fewer.
Overtime/shootout records combined (sorted by most wins):
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