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2011-2012 Standings

Eastern
EasternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - NY Rangers
ATL513313571138104+3416-6-217-7-3-6-3-1Lost 1
2
 * - Boston
NE523317268175119+5617-9-216-8-0-4-5-1Lost 1
3
 New Jersey
ATL533119365141150-915-9-216-10-1-7-2-1Won 5
4
 Philadelphia
ATL533016767172159+1312-8-518-8-2-4-3-3OT 1
5
 Pittsburgh
ATL543019565156141+1515-7-215-12-3-7-2-1OT 1
6
 * - Washington
SE532821460148151-319-7-19-14-3-4-4-2Won 1
7
 Toronto
NE542820662165159+616-8-412-12-2-6-3-1Lost 1
8
 Ottawa
NE562722761157176-1914-11-213-11-5-2-7-1Lost 2
9
 Winnipeg
SE552524656129152-2316-8-29-16-4-4-5-1Won 1
10
 Florida
SE5224171159128154-2613-5-711-12-4-3-4-3Lost 2
11
 Tampa Bay
SE522324551146176-3015-8-28-16-3-6-3-1Lost 1
12
 Buffalo
NE532324652128158-3012-9-611-15-0-4-5-1Won 2
13
 NY Islanders
ATL522222852122151-2911-11-511-11-3-6-2-2Won 1
14
 Montréal
NE542124951138152-1411-11-710-13-2-5-4-1Won 2
15
 Carolina
SE5520251050139170-3114-12-36-13-7-5-2-3OT 1
Western
WesternDIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 * - Detroit
CEN553617274170133+3721-2-115-15-1-7-2-1Won 1
2
 * - Vancouver
NW533315571166135+3115-6-418-9-1-7-1-2Won 2
3
 Nashville
CEN543217569149143+617-7-415-10-1-7-2-1OT 1
4
 St. Louis
CEN523114769128110+1822-3-49-11-3-6-2-2Won 1
5
 * - San Jose
PAC512916664142123+1917-9-212-7-4-4-5-1Lost 2
6
 Chicago
CEN542918765167167E19-6-410-12-3-3-5-2Lost 3
7
 Dallas
PAC522723256133150-1715-10-212-13-0-3-6-1Lost 1
8
 Colorado
NW552725357133154-2115-13-112-12-2-4-5-1Won 1
9
 Los Angeles
PAC5426181062114120-615-11-411-7-6-5-3-2Won 1
10
 Minnesota
NW532520858117139-2213-7-312-13-5-3-5-2Lost 1
11
 Phoenix
PAC542521858141148-712-10-413-11-4-5-4-1Won 3
12
 Calgary
NW542522757128152-2414-8-211-14-5-5-3-2Won 1
13
 Anaheim
PAC532124850136161-2515-13-26-11-6-7-2-1Won 2
14
 Edmonton
NW542128547140165-2515-8-36-20-2-4-5-1Lost 2
15
 Columbus
CEN531532636120175-559-13-36-19-3-3-6-1Won 2
Results For This date
St. Louis Blues - 4 @ New Jersey Devils - 3
Montréal Canadiens - 4 @ New York Islanders - 2
Tampa Bay Lightning - 3 @ New York Rangers - 4
Toronto Maple Leafs - 3 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 4
Winnipeg Jets - 3 @ Washington Capitals - 2
Dallas Stars - 4 @ Columbus Blue Jackets - 2
Nashville Predators - 3 @ Ottawa Senators - 4
Los Angeles Kings - 1 @ Florida Panthers - 3
Vancouver Canucks - 5 @ Minnesota Wild - 2
Calgary Flames - 1 @ Phoenix Coyotes - 2
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 don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final