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Stanley Cup Final

2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - NY Rangers
ATL41271045811688+2813-4-214-6-2-8-2-0Lost 1
2
 * - Boston
NE40281115714579+6616-7-112-4-0-8-2-0Won 2
3
 * - Florida
SE432114850108127-1911-5-510-9-3-3-5-2Lost 1
4
 Philadelphia
ATL422612456142129+1310-6-216-6-2-6-4-0Won 2
5
 Ottawa
NE452415654139146-714-8-110-7-5-7-1-2Won 3
6
 New Jersey
ATL432417250111127-1611-7-113-10-1-6-3-1Won 1
7
 Toronto
NE432216549134137-312-5-410-11-1-6-3-1Lost 1
8
 Washington
SE422317248122125-316-5-17-12-1-6-3-1Won 2
9
 Pittsburgh
ATL432217448125114+1111-7-211-10-2-4-6-0Won 1
10
 Winnipeg
SE432018545111128-1714-7-16-11-4-5-5-0Lost 2
11
 Buffalo
NE431919543108130-2211-9-58-10-0-3-5-2Won 1
12
 Montréal
NE431620739109126-177-8-69-12-1-3-7-0Lost 2
13
 Tampa Bay
SE431722438116150-3411-6-16-16-3-3-5-2Lost 2
14
 Carolina
SE451523737118153-3510-11-35-12-4-5-4-1Won 1
15
 NY Islanders
ATL41152063695131-369-10-36-10-3-4-6-0Lost 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Vancouver
NW452814359145114+3112-5-216-9-1-7-2-1Won 2
2
 * - Chicago
CEN442613557140131+916-5-410-8-1-5-4-1Won 2
3
 * - San Jose
PAC40241155311397+1614-7-210-4-3-7-1-2Won 1
4
 St. Louis
CEN43251265611297+1517-3-38-9-3-6-2-2OT 1
5
 Detroit
CEN432715155136104+3216-2-111-13-0-6-4-0Won 1
6
 Nashville
CEN432415452115121-613-7-311-8-1-7-3-0Won 3
7
 Los Angeles
PAC44211585094104-1013-10-38-5-5-5-1-4OT 1
8
 Minnesota
NW44221665098115-1712-6-310-10-3-2-7-1Lost 1
9
 Dallas
PAC422417149116126-1013-7-111-10-0-5-5-0Won 1
10
 Colorado
NW452320248110129-1913-11-010-9-2-6-3-1OT 1
11
 Calgary
NW452119547109134-2513-5-28-14-3-5-4-1Won 3
12
 Phoenix
PAC452018747112124-128-8-312-10-4-2-4-4Lost 1
13
 Edmonton
NW431623436111130-1910-7-36-16-1-2-7-1Lost 1
14
 Anaheim
PAC431422735108139-3110-12-14-10-6-5-3-2Won 1
15
 Columbus
CEN431226529102146-447-11-35-15-2-3-6-1Won 1
Results For This date
Chicago Blackhawks - 2 @ Detroit Red Wings - 3
Colorado Avalanche - 2 @ Dallas Stars - 1
New Jersey Devils - 2 @ Winnipeg Jets - 1
New York Rangers - 3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 0
Ottawa Senators - 3 @ Montréal Canadiens - 2
Buffalo Sabres - 2 @ New York Islanders - 4
Boston Bruins - 2 @ Carolina Hurricanes - 4
San Jose Sharks - 2 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 1
Minnesota Wild - 2 @ St. Louis Blues - 3
Philadelphia Flyers - 2 @ Nashville Predators - 4
Los Angeles Kings - 4 @ Calgary Flames - 1
Playoff Format
16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The format is a set bracket that is largely division-based with wild cards.

The top three teams in each division will make up the first 12 teams in the playoffs. The remaining four spots will be filled by the next two highest-placed finishers in each conference, based on regular-season record and regardless of division. It is possible for one division in each conference to send five teams to the postseason while the other sends just three.

In the First Round, the division winner with the best record in each conference will be matched against the wild-card team with the lesser record; the wild card team with the better record will play the other division winner.

The teams finishing second and third in each division will meet in the First Round within the bracket headed by their respective division winners. First-round winners within each bracket play one another in the Second Round to determine the four participants in the Conference Finals.

Home-ice advantage through the first two rounds goes to the team that placed higher in the regular-season standings. In the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, home-ice advantage goes to the team that had the better regular-season record -- regardless of the teams' final standing in their respective divisions.
Legend
X - Clinched Playoff spot
Y - Clinched Division
Z - Clinched Conference
P - Clinched Presidents' Trophy
GP - Games Played
W - Wins (worth two points)
L - Losses (worth zero points)
OT - OT/Shootout losses (worth one point)
PTS - Points
ROW - Total number of Regulation plus Overtime Wins (used in 2nd tiebreaker at right)
GF - Goals For
GA - Goals Against
DIFF - Goal Differential
HOME - Home record
AWAY - Away record
S/O - Record in games decided by Shootout
L10 - Record in last ten games
STREAK - Number of consecutive wins, regulation losses, or OT/SO losses.
Tie-Breaking procedure
If two or more clubs are tied in points during the regular season, the standing of the clubs is determined in the following order:

  • The fewer number of games played (i.e., superior points percentage).
  • The greater number of games won, excluding games won in the Shootout. This figure is reflected in the ROW column.
  • The greater number of points earned in games between the tied clubs. If two clubs are tied, and have not played an equal number of home games against each other, points earned in the first game played in the city that had the extra game shall not be included. If more than two clubs are tied, the higher percentage of available points earned in games among those clubs, and not including any "odd" games, shall be used to determine the standing.
  • The greater differential between goals for and against for the entire regular season. NOTE: In standings a victory in a shootout counts as one goal for, while a shootout loss counts as one goal against.
OTHER LEAGUES: STANDINGS
Quote of the Day

I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres