Most coaches despise them, saying they detract from the very nature of team sport.
Most goaltenders enjoy the challenge, but would rather see games decided in regulation or overtime.
They are just five games into the season and already the Capitals are making a habit of working overtime.
Barry Trotz praised Jason Chimera's play against the Panthers, but almost benched him after a costly penalty. Here's how Chimera redeemed himself.
Justin Peters won his first game for the Caps in a shootout. Afterwards, he credited the noisy Verizon Center crowd for helping him get the victory.