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Depends on the time of year in which the game is played... regular season games have one overtime period (sudden death, first to score wins) and if at the end of the period (full 15 minutes, each team gets 2 timeouts) the score is still tied, it's over. Tie ball game. Playoff games on the other hand cannot end in ties... they'll continue playing indefinately until someone finally scores. (but the odds of 2 playoff caliber teams not being able to kick a field goal in a 15 minute period to seal a win in OT prevent us from seeing a double overtime game!)

This answer is absolutely right. I'd just add that in postseason, overtime is played just like a brand new game. Therefore, each team gets a full 3 timeouts instead of 2, and there would even be a halftime period if the game was tied after the end of 2 overtimes. No game has ever gone beyond a second overtime, though.

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In the regular season, it is one 15 minute period with the first team that scores being declared the winner. If no team scores during the 15 minute period, the game is declared a tie.

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