sudden death overtime

Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.
an overtime{2} in which the first team to score wins the game; - contrasted with normal overtime{2}, which is a fixed period of time during which either team may score as often as they can.

See also: Overtime

Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Devils led 3-1 with five minutes left in regulation time, thanks to goals from Scott Matzka, Scott Dobben and Tim Burrows, but Giants hit back with two goals in three minutes to force sudden death overtime.
The sudden death overtime winner, netted by Evan Mosey for Panthers, came after the teams had failed to come up with a goal through 60 minutes regulation time and 15-35 of the extra period.
Cook was beaten by Russia's Albert Gaun in sudden death overtime in their semi-final on Saturday night in a match which determined who would face Muhammad in the final of the men's 80kg category.
Coach Paul Thompson also fancied him to score the winner for CPP Coventry Blaze as they made their way past Belfast, telling him that he would get his chance despite not being used in sudden death overtime.
Panthers emerged 4-3 winners against Elite League title winners Sheffield Steelers after sudden death overtime.
The win made it a four point weekend after Saturday night's 6-5 sudden death overtime victory over the Sheffield Steelers at the Odyssey Arena.
Just as sudden death overtime looked inevitable, Andrew Carter guided the puck home to grab a dramatic winner for Whitley 32 seconds from the end of the game.
Theydefeated previously unbeaten league title winners Clyde Valley Falcons 34-28 in sudden death overtime.
Chances whizzed across goal but sudden death overtime couldn't separate the sides.
Doucet had gone close for Devils a number of times during regulation time and he netted Devils winner 38 seconds into sudden death overtime, linking with man of the match Mark Richardson and Joey Martin, to leave his former club Panthers down and out.
It seemed like a lifetime, but soon the celebrations had started as the Blaze bench realised that captain and hat trick hero Adam Calder had clinched the title for Blaze in sudden death overtime.