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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
 * - Boston
NE513316268175113+6217-9-216-7-0-5-4-1Won 1
2
 * - NY Rangers
ATL513313571138104+3416-6-217-7-3-6-3-1Lost 1
3
 Pittsburgh
ATL543019565156141+1515-7-215-12-3-7-2-1OT 1
4
 Philadelphia
ATL533016767172159+1312-8-518-8-2-4-3-3OT 1
5
 Toronto
NE542820662165159+616-8-412-12-2-6-3-1Lost 1
6
 * - Washington
SE532821460148151-319-7-19-14-3-4-4-2Won 1
7
 New Jersey
ATL533119365141150-915-9-216-10-1-7-2-1Won 5
8
 Montréal
NE542124951138152-1411-11-710-13-2-5-4-1Won 2
9
 Ottawa
NE562722761157176-1914-11-213-11-5-2-7-1Lost 2
10
 Winnipeg
SE552524656129152-2316-8-29-16-4-4-5-1Won 1
11
 Florida
SE5224171159128154-2613-5-711-12-4-3-4-3Lost 2
12
 NY Islanders
ATL522222852122151-2911-11-511-11-3-6-2-2Won 1
13
 Tampa Bay
SE522324551146176-3015-8-28-16-3-6-3-1Lost 1
14
 Carolina
SE542025949137167-3014-12-36-13-6-6-2-2Won 2
15
 Buffalo
NE522224650122158-3611-9-611-15-0-4-5-1Won 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Detroit
CEN543517272166131+3520-2-115-15-1-7-2-1Lost 1
2
 * - Vancouver
NW533315571166135+3115-6-418-9-1-7-1-2Won 2
3
 * - San Jose
PAC502915664139119+2017-8-212-7-4-5-4-1Lost 1
4
 St. Louis
CEN523114769128110+1822-3-49-11-3-6-2-2Won 1
5
 Nashville
CEN543217569149143+617-7-415-10-1-7-2-1OT 1
6
 Chicago
CEN542918765167167E19-6-410-12-3-3-5-2Lost 3
7
 Los Angeles
PAC5426181062114120-615-11-411-7-6-5-3-2Won 1
8
 Phoenix
PAC542521858141148-712-10-413-11-4-5-4-1Won 3
9
 Dallas
PAC522723256133150-1715-10-212-13-0-3-6-1Lost 1
10
 Colorado
NW552725357133154-2115-13-112-12-2-4-5-1Won 1
11
 Minnesota
NW532520858117139-2213-7-312-13-5-3-5-2Lost 1
12
 Edmonton
NW532127547138161-2315-8-36-19-2-5-4-1Lost 1
13
 Calgary
NW532422755124149-2514-8-210-14-5-5-3-2OT 1
14
 Anaheim
PAC522024848133159-2614-13-26-11-6-7-2-1Won 1
15
 Columbus
CEN531532636120175-559-13-36-19-3-3-6-1Won 2
Results For This date
Boston Bruins - 0 @ Buffalo Sabres - 6
Edmonton Oilers - 2 @ Detroit Red Wings - 4
Carolina Hurricanes - 2 @ Anaheim Ducks - 3
Calgary Flames - 4 @ San Jose Sharks - 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

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3