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Stanley Cup Final

2011-2012 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
1
 NY Rangers
ATL8051227109219178+4127-11-224-11-5-7-3-0Won 1
2
 Vancouver
NW8050219109236195+4126-10-424-11-5-8-1-1Won 7
3
 St. Louis
CEN80482111107202159+4330-5-518-16-6-3-3-4OT 1
4
 Pittsburgh
ATL8049256104264217+4727-10-222-15-4-5-4-1Won 1
5
 Philadelphia
ATL8046259101256227+2921-13-625-12-3-5-3-2Lost 1
6
 Detroit
CEN8048275101236199+3731-6-217-21-3-4-4-2Won 2
7
 Nashville
CEN8046268100224209+1525-10-521-16-3-5-5-0Won 1
8
 Boston
NE804729498254198+5623-14-324-15-1-7-2-1Lost 1
9
 Chicago
CEN8044261098238235+327-8-617-18-4-7-1-2OT 1
10
 New Jersey
ATL804628698210206+423-13-423-15-2-6-3-1Won 4
11
 Los Angeles
PAC8040271393181171+1022-14-418-13-9-7-2-1Won 1
12
 Phoenix
PAC8040271393202202E22-13-618-14-7-6-2-2Won 3
13
 Ottawa
NE8041291092240233+720-16-421-13-6-5-4-1Lost 1
14
 San Jose
PAC8041291092211203+825-12-316-17-7-6-4-0Won 2
15
 Florida
SE8037251892191222-3120-9-1117-16-7-3-2-5OT 2
16
 Dallas
PAC804233589202217-1522-15-320-18-2-3-7-0Lost 3
17
 Washington
SE804032888210227-1725-11-415-21-4-4-4-2Lost 1
18
 Colorado
NW804133688196209-1322-15-219-18-4-5-3-2Won 1
19
 Buffalo
NE8039311088207225-1821-12-818-19-2-6-2-2Won 1
20
 Calgary
NW8035291686191222-3121-12-614-17-10-2-4-4OT 1
21
 Winnipeg
SE803734983214237-2323-13-414-21-5-4-5-1Won 1
22
 Tampa Bay
SE803736781226275-4925-14-212-22-5-5-5-0Lost 1
23
 Carolina
SE8032321680210238-2819-14-713-18-9-6-3-1Won 1
24
 Minnesota
NW8034351179164221-5719-16-415-19-7-5-4-1OT 1
25
 Anaheim
PAC8033351278196224-2821-18-212-17-10-4-5-1OT 1
26
 Toronto
NE8034361078223258-3517-16-717-20-3-4-4-2OT 1
27
 NY Islanders
ATL8033361177188244-5616-18-617-18-5-5-5-0Lost 3
28
 Montréal
NE8030351575202224-2215-15-1015-20-5-3-3-4Won 1
29
 Edmonton
NW803239973205233-2818-17-514-22-4-5-3-2Lost 1
30
 Columbus
CEN802746761186257-7116-21-311-25-4-5-5-0Lost 1
Results For This date
Tampa Bay Lightning - 2 @ Toronto Maple Leafs - 3
Winnipeg Jets - 4 @ New York Islanders - 5
Buffalo Sabres - 1 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 2
New York Rangers - 2 @ Pittsburgh Penguins - 5
Florida Panthers - 2 @ Washington Capitals - 4
Montréal Canadiens - 1 @ Carolina Hurricanes - 2
Boston Bruins - 3 @ Ottawa Senators - 1
New Jersey Devils - 2 @ Detroit Red Wings - 1
Dallas Stars - 0 @ Nashville Predators - 2
Chicago Blackhawks - 1 @ Minnesota Wild - 2
Columbus Blue Jackets - 5 @ Colorado Avalanche - 2
Vancouver Canucks - 2 @ Calgary Flames - 3
Anaheim Ducks - 3 @ Edmonton Oilers - 2
San Jose Sharks - 6 @ Los Angeles Kings - 5
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.
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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