NHL Playoffs 2012: 4 Reasons Overtime Is the Best Part of Playoff Hockey

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NHL Playoffs 2012: 4 Reasons Overtime Is the Best Part of Playoff Hockey
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Joel Ward's OT goal won the series for the Washington Capitals.

Overtime is the best part of playoff hockey. With one team already advancing to the conference finals (the Los Angeles Kings) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, extra frames have made this year wildly entertaining for hockey fans.

With 20 games going into overtime in the first two rounds, including a record 16 in the first round, overtime has helped make this year’s playoffs must-see television.

Here are four reasons why the OT experience is the best part of playoff hockey.

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