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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
523413573146102+4417-6-217-7-3-6-3-1Won 1
2
 Philadelphia
543116769180155+2513-8-518-8-2-4-3-3Won 1
3
 New Jersey
543119466156149+715-9-316-10-1-6-2-2OT 1
4
 Pittsburgh
543019565165138+2715-7-215-12-3-7-2-1OT 1
5
 NY Islanders
532223852131151-2011-12-511-11-3-6-2-2Lost 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Boston
523317268184116+6817-9-216-8-0-4-5-1Lost 1
2
 Ottawa
572822763167175-815-11-213-11-5-3-6-1Won 1
3
 Toronto
552821662172158+1416-8-412-13-2-6-3-1Lost 2
4
 Montréal
552224953147142+511-11-711-13-2-5-4-1Won 3
5
 Buffalo
532324652135151-1612-9-611-15-0-4-5-1Won 2
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Florida
5325171161137144-714-5-711-12-4-4-3-3Won 1
2
 Washington
542821561154149+519-7-29-14-3-4-3-3OT 1
3
 Winnipeg
562624658135150-1516-8-210-16-4-5-4-1Won 2
4
 Tampa Bay
532324652152177-2515-8-28-16-4-6-2-2OT 1
5
 Carolina
5520251050140164-2414-12-36-13-7-5-2-3OT 1
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Detroit
553617274179130+4921-2-115-15-1-7-2-1Won 1
2
 St. Louis
533214771135103+3222-3-410-11-3-7-2-1Won 2
3
 Nashville
553218569157142+1517-7-415-11-1-6-3-1Lost 1
4
 Chicago
542918765174160+1419-6-410-12-3-3-5-2Lost 3
5
 Columbus
541533636126174-489-14-36-19-3-3-6-1Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Vancouver
543415573179130+4915-6-419-9-1-7-1-2Won 3
2
 Minnesota
542521858130135-513-8-312-13-5-3-5-2Lost 2
3
 Calgary
552522858132145-1314-8-211-14-6-4-3-3OT 1
4
 Colorado
552725357142152-1015-13-112-12-2-4-5-1Won 1
5
 Edmonton
542128547145158-1315-8-36-20-2-4-5-1Lost 2
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 San Jose
512916664151118+3317-9-212-7-4-4-5-1Lost 2
2
 Los Angeles
5526191062121114+715-11-411-8-6-4-4-2Lost 1
3
 Phoenix
552621860149139+1013-10-413-11-4-6-3-1Won 4
4
 Dallas
532823258144148-415-10-213-13-0-4-5-1Won 1
5
 Anaheim
532124850139154-1515-13-26-11-6-7-2-1Won 2
Results For This date
Dallas Stars - 2 @ Buffalo Sabres - 3
Anaheim Ducks - 1 @ Detroit Red Wings - 2
Carolina Hurricanes - 3 @ Colorado Avalanche - 4
Chicago Blackhawks - 3 @ San Jose Sharks - 5
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

Playing for my favorite team growing up, I've probably scored that goal a million times in my driveway. It feels good to actually do it in real life.

— Dale Weise, who grew up a Canadiens fan, on scoring the overtime winner in Montreal's 5-4 victory against Tampa Bay in Game 1