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Round 3
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
ATL47311246613098+3215-5-216-7-2-7-3-0Won 2
2
 * - Boston
NE473114264166104+6216-7-215-7-0-5-4-1Lost 1
3
 Philadelphia
ATL482914563161146+1511-7-318-7-2-6-3-1Won 1
4
 Pittsburgh
ATL492817460146128+1814-7-214-10-2-7-3-0Won 7
5
 Ottawa
NE522719660152162-1014-9-113-10-5-6-4-0Lost 3
6
 * - Washington
SE482619355135139-418-6-18-13-2-5-4-1Won 1
7
 New Jersey
ATL482619355121138-1712-9-214-10-1-5-4-1OT 1
8
 Toronto
NE492519555148150-214-8-411-11-1-6-4-0Won 2
9
 Florida
SE4822151155119141-2211-5-711-10-4-3-3-4OT 1
10
 Winnipeg
SE502222650123144-2115-8-27-14-4-3-6-1Lost 2
11
 Tampa Bay
SE482123446134165-3113-7-18-16-3-4-5-1Won 4
12
 Buffalo
NE492024545116154-3811-9-59-15-0-2-7-1Won 1
13
 NY Islanders
ATL481922745112145-3311-11-48-11-3-5-4-1OT 1
14
 Montréal
NE481821945122137-158-9-710-12-2-4-4-2Won 1
15
 Carolina
SE511824945130161-3113-11-35-13-6-5-3-2Won 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Detroit
CEN493315167153113+4020-2-113-13-0-8-2-0Won 7
2
 * - Vancouver
NW493015464155125+3014-6-316-9-1-6-2-2Won 2
3
 Nashville
CEN503016464137131+616-7-314-9-1-9-1-0Won 4
4
 St. Louis
CEN492913765123106+1721-3-48-10-3-7-1-2OT 1
5
 Chicago
CEN502915664158148+1019-6-410-9-2-5-3-2Lost 2
6
 * - San Jose
PAC472714660125112+1315-8-212-6-4-5-3-2Won 1
7
 Colorado
NW512623254124146-2214-12-012-11-2-4-5-1Lost 2
8
 Dallas
PAC482521252123138-1514-9-211-12-0-4-5-1Won 1
9
 Los Angeles
PAC5024161058107114-714-11-410-5-6-5-2-3Won 1
10
 Minnesota
NW492418755110130-2013-6-311-12-4-3-6-1Won 2
11
 Calgary
NW502321652118143-2513-7-210-14-4-5-4-1Lost 1
12
 Phoenix
PAC502220852128139-1110-9-412-11-4-3-3-4Won 1
13
 Anaheim
PAC481823743123147-2413-12-15-11-6-8-1-1Lost 1
14
 Edmonton
NW491826541120145-2512-8-36-18-2-2-6-2OT 1
15
 Columbus
CEN491330632112163-518-13-35-17-3-3-6-1Lost 2
Results For This date
Detroit Red Wings - 2 @ Montréal Canadiens - 7
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

It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.

— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday