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How many periods are played in a regulation hockey game before overtime is played?

Updated: 9/27/2023

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15y ago

In the NHL, there is one (1) five (5) minute 'sudden death' overtime period during the regular season, followed by a shoot-out if necessary.

There is an unlimited amount of twenty (20) minute 'sudden death' periods during the playoffs.

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There are three periods in a hockey game.

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4 periods

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