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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
Atlantic GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 NY Rangers
45291246212891+3714-5-215-7-2-7-3-0Lost 1
2
 Pittsburgh
462517454145116+2912-7-213-10-2-4-6-0Won 4
3
 New Jersey
462618254131129+212-8-114-10-1-6-3-1Lost 1
4
 Philadelphia
452714458154131+2311-7-216-7-2-6-4-0Lost 1
5
 NY Islanders
451821642114133-1910-11-38-10-3-6-4-0Won 2
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Boston
44301316116588+7716-7-114-6-0-6-4-0Won 1
2
 Montréal
461721842120120E8-9-79-12-1-4-5-1Lost 1
3
 Toronto
462318551144139+513-7-410-11-1-5-4-1Won 1
4
 Buffalo
471923543120142-2211-9-58-14-0-2-6-2Lost 4
5
 Ottawa
492716660154149+514-9-113-7-5-8-1-1Won 2
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Florida
4521141052119122-311-5-610-9-4-3-4-3OT 2
2
 Washington
452518252131125+617-6-18-12-1-7-3-0Won 1
3
 Winnipeg
472220549123132-915-8-17-12-4-4-6-0Won 1
4
 Carolina
481624840125152-2711-11-35-13-5-4-4-2OT 1
5
 Tampa Bay
451823440127156-2912-7-16-16-3-3-6-1Won 1
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 St. Louis
46281266212089+3120-3-38-9-3-7-1-2Won 3
2
 Detroit
473115163157107+5018-2-113-13-0-8-2-0Won 5
3
 Nashville
472716458130122+814-7-313-9-1-8-2-0Won 1
4
 Chicago
472813662159132+2718-5-410-8-2-5-3-2Won 2
5
 Columbus
461328531111148-378-13-35-15-2-4-6-0Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
472815460157113+4412-6-316-9-1-5-3-2OT 1
2
 Minnesota
472218751113117-412-6-310-12-4-2-6-2Lost 2
3
 Edmonton
461725438120129-911-7-36-18-1-2-7-1Lost 2
4
 Calgary
482220650115131-1613-6-29-14-4-4-4-2Won 1
5
 Colorado
482521252126137-1114-11-011-10-2-6-3-1Won 1
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Los Angeles
4823151056108101+713-10-410-5-6-5-1-4OT 1
2
 San Jose
442613557129102+2715-8-211-5-3-7-2-1Lost 1
3
 Phoenix
482119850128123+59-8-412-11-4-3-3-4OT 1
4
 Dallas
452419250126127-113-8-211-11-0-4-5-1OT 1
5
 Anaheim
451622739121136-1511-12-15-10-6-6-3-1Won 3
Results For This date
Montréal Canadiens - 4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 5
Washington Capitals - 0 @ Carolina Hurricanes - 3
Florida Panthers - 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks - 3
Tampa Bay Lightning - 2 @ Dallas Stars - 1
Playoff Format (NEW for 2013-14)
As has been the case since 1979-80, 16 teams will qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. This season, however, 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

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the OT winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round