The NHL is considering rule changes to create more offense in overtime games.

At their meeting Tuesday in Toronto, the league's general managers discussed potential tweaks to the 3-on-3 overtime period. The NHL's current format sees teams tied after regulation play five minutes of 3-on-3 sudden-death hockey. If the score remains tied after that, the game is decided in a shootout.

"The purpose of overtime is to end the game [before the shootout], and we need to make sure that continues to progress," Arizona Coyotes general manager Bill Armstrong said.