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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
 New Jersey
744227589190192-220-13-322-14-2-6-4-0Won 1
2
 Philadelphia
734223892229207+2219-11-523-12-3-7-2-1Lost 1
3
 NY Islanders
7330321171168218-5015-16-615-16-5-4-4-2Won 2
4
 NY Rangers
724520797196160+3625-9-220-11-5-4-5-1Won 1
5
 Pittsburgh
724521696230184+4625-8-220-13-4-9-0-1Won 1
Northeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Ottawa
7437271084216214+219-15-418-12-6-4-4-2Lost 2
2
 Toronto
743234872207233-2616-14-616-20-2-3-6-1Lost 2
3
 Buffalo
7334291078180208-2818-11-816-18-2-6-2-2Won 1
4
 Montréal
7328321369186206-2013-15-915-17-4-4-3-3OT 2
5
 Boston
724227387228179+4922-13-220-14-1-4-6-0Won 2
Southeast GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Washington
733730680196209-1323-10-314-20-3-5-4-1Won 1
2
 Winnipeg
733431876192211-1923-11-411-20-4-4-5-1Lost 2
3
 Carolina
7329291573194217-2318-13-611-16-9-5-3-2Won 3
4
 Florida
7236231385177201-2420-9-816-14-5-6-3-1Won 5
5
 Tampa Bay
723233771200247-4721-14-211-19-5-4-5-1Lost 3
Western
Central GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Chicago
744125890222216+625-7-516-18-3-8-1-1Won 4
2
 St. Louis
7346198100185145+4029-4-417-15-4-7-2-1Won 1
3
 Nashville
734223892205192+1323-9-519-14-3-5-4-1Lost 1
4
 Detroit
734425492217180+3728-5-216-20-2-3-6-1Lost 1
5
 Columbus
732343753163236-7313-20-310-23-4-5-5-0Lost 1
Northwest GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Colorado
754030585187196-922-15-118-15-4-7-2-1Won 2
2
 Calgary
7434261482180202-2220-10-614-16-8-5-2-3OT 2
3
 Edmonton
732936866192217-2518-15-511-21-3-4-4-2Won 1
4
 Vancouver
724321894216182+3421-10-422-11-4-3-5-2Lost 1
5
 Minnesota
7230321070148200-5216-15-414-17-6-2-7-1Won 1
Pacific GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 Phoenix
7436261284188193-518-12-618-14-6-3-4-3OT 1
2
 Anaheim
7431321173182207-2519-16-212-16-9-4-5-1Won 1
3
 Dallas
734028585186195-921-13-319-15-2-7-2-1Won 1
4
 Los Angeles
7336251284167162+520-13-416-12-8-8-2-0Won 5
5
 San Jose
7336271082192191+121-12-315-15-7-3-4-3Lost 2
Results For This date
Montréal Canadiens - 0 @ Buffalo Sabres - 3
Florida Panthers - 1 @ Carolina Hurricanes - 3
Detroit Red Wings - 1 @ New York Rangers - 2
Vancouver Canucks - 1 @ Chicago Blackhawks - 2
St. Louis Blues - 3 @ Anaheim Ducks - 4
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

You know what? We've played in some pretty special buildings along this playoff run so far. You start in Detroit, you go to Montreal, you come here … I think it's the first team to beat three Original Six teams to get to the Final if I'm not mistaken. That says how tough the road has been. Those are tough places to win.

— Lightning forward Steven Stamkos after Game 7 win vs. Rangers on Friday in New York