Why do you get a point for an overtime loss in hockey? In the postseason, any given team is focusing on strictly one opponent for a span of one or two weeks. Any loss, regulation or overtime, pushes them closer to the end of their season and automatically elevates the urgency for the next game against the same adversary as last time.
Do overtime wins count in NHL? The answer is a resounding yes. You already won your bet the second the game entered OT. Once overtime starts, for official scoring purposes, the game is assured to have one more goal — and one more goal only.
How many points does a NHL team get for an overtime win? Teams that win in regulation should earn three points, while an overtime win earns two, an overtime loss earns one and a regulation loss earns zero.
How do NHL team points work? A point is awarded to a player for each goal scored or assist earned. The total number of goals plus assists equals total points. The Art Ross Trophy is awarded to the National Hockey League (NHL) player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season.