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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
ATL503312571138103+3516-5-217-7-3-6-3-1Won 2
2
 * - Boston
NE513316268175113+6217-9-216-7-0-5-4-1Won 1
3
 Pittsburgh
ATL533019464154139+1515-7-215-12-2-8-2-0Lost 1
4
 New Jersey
ATL523019363140150-1015-9-215-10-1-7-2-1Won 4
5
 Montréal
NE532024949136150-1410-11-710-13-2-4-4-2Won 1
6
 * - Florida
SE5124161159128150-2213-5-711-11-4-4-3-3Lost 1
7
 Washington
SE522721458144151-718-7-19-14-3-4-4-2Lost 1
8
 Winnipeg
SE542424654127151-2415-8-29-16-4-4-5-1Lost 2
9
 NY Islanders
ATL512122850122151-2911-11-510-11-3-6-2-2OT 1
10
 Toronto
NE522719660158154+415-8-412-11-2-5-4-1Won 2
11
 Buffalo
NE522224650122158-3611-9-611-15-0-4-5-1Won 1
12
 Philadelphia
ATL523016666172159+1312-8-418-8-2-4-4-2Lost 2
13
 Carolina
SE542025949137167-3014-12-36-13-6-6-2-2Won 2
14
 Ottawa
NE552721761156173-1714-10-213-11-5-3-6-1Lost 1
15
 Tampa Bay
SE512323551145173-2815-7-28-16-3-6-3-1Won 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 St. Louis
CEN513014767125109+1622-3-48-11-3-6-2-2Lost 1
2
 * - San Jose
PAC502915664139119+2017-8-212-7-4-5-4-1Lost 1
3
 Los Angeles
PAC5325181060111119-815-11-410-7-6-4-3-3Lost 2
4
 * - Detroit
CEN533516272165128+3720-2-115-14-1-8-1-1OT 1
5
 * - Vancouver
NW523215569163132+3115-6-417-9-1-6-2-2Won 1
6
 Minnesota
NW522519858116136-2013-7-312-12-5-4-4-2OT 1
7
 Nashville
CEN533217468146140+617-7-315-10-1-8-2-0Won 1
8
 Phoenix
PAC522321854134146-1211-10-412-11-4-3-4-3Won 1
9
 Dallas
PAC512722256132146-1415-9-212-13-0-4-5-1Won 1
10
 Calgary
NW522422654122147-2514-8-210-14-4-6-3-1Won 1
11
 Colorado
NW542625355128152-2414-13-112-12-2-3-5-2OT 1
12
 Edmonton
NW522126547135155-2015-8-36-18-2-5-4-1Won 3
13
 Anaheim
PAC511924846131157-2613-13-26-11-6-6-2-2OT 1
14
 Chicago
CEN532917765165162+319-6-410-11-3-4-4-2Lost 2
15
 Columbus
CEN521432634117174-578-13-36-19-3-3-6-1Won 1
Results For This date
Edmonton Oilers - 3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 6
Detroit Red Wings - 1 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 3
Calgary Flames - 2 @ Anaheim Ducks - 3
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