Round 3
Stanley Cup Final

2013-2014 Standings

League Standings
DIV GP W L OT P ROW GF GA Diff Home Away S/O L10 Streak
A823731148830236258-2218-17-619-14-8-8-2-0Won 5
 z - Anaheim
P825420811651266203+6329-8-425-12-4-7-2-1Won 4
 x - Tampa Bay
A824627910138240209+3125-10-621-17-3-7-3-0Won 4
C823832128836216233-1719-17-519-15-7-7-1-2Won 3
 NY Islanders
M823437117925225261-3613-19-921-18-2-6-2-2Won 3
 x - San Jose
P825122911141249193+5629-7-522-15-4-5-4-1Won 2
C823735108429227231-418-17-619-18-4-5-4-1Won 2
M823635118334207226-1918-17-618-18-5-5-3-2Won 2
 x - Montréal
A824628810040215201+1423-13-523-15-3-7-2-1Won 1
 x - Columbus
M82433279338231214+1722-15-421-17-3-6-3-1Won 1
 x - Detroit
A823928159334222221+118-13-1021-15-5-6-3-1Won 1
P823730158931216224-822-14-515-16-10-3-4-3Won 1
 New Jersey
M823529188835197195+221-11-914-18-9-4-1-5Won 1
P823635118331196216-2020-15-616-20-5-4-5-1Won 1
P82294496725203267-6416-22-313-22-6-4-6-0Won 1
 y - Pittsburgh
M825124710944249204+4528-9-423-15-3-5-3-2OT 2
 y - Colorado
C825222811247250216+3426-11-426-11-4-7-1-2OT 1
 x - Los Angeles
P824628810038206168+3823-14-423-14-4-5-3-2OT 1
 x - NY Rangers
M82453169641218190+2820-17-425-14-2-6-2-2OT 1
 x - Philadelphia
M824230109439236227+924-14-318-16-7-4-3-3OT 1
M823830149028235229+621-13-717-17-7-4-3-3OT 1
A822151105214157243-8613-21-78-30-3-1-7-2OT 1
 p - Boston
A825419911751261171+9031-7-323-12-6-5-2-3Lost 1
 x - Minnesota
C824327129835207198+926-10-517-17-7-6-3-1Lost 1
 x - Dallas
C824031119136235223+1223-11-717-20-4-6-4-0Lost 1
A82294586621196262-6616-20-513-25-3-3-7-0Lost 1
 x - Chicago
C8246211510740267212+5527-7-719-14-8-5-5-0Lost 2
P82354077728209238-2919-19-316-21-4-5-5-0Lost 2
A82383688429231252-2124-16-114-20-7-2-8-0Lost 4
 x - St. Louis
C825223711143248188+6028-9-424-14-3-3-7-0Lost 6
Results For This date
Tampa Bay Lightning - 3 @ Montréal Canadiens - 4
Boston Bruins - 3 @ Detroit Red Wings - 0
New York Rangers - 4 @ Philadelphia Flyers - 1
San Jose Sharks - 4 @ Los Angeles Kings - 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.
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.
Quote of the Day

I don’t know if it was more relief for me that [Stamkos] scored or the power play scored. It was a whole compilation of Alka Seltzer.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Steven Stamkos broke a long scoring drought and Tampa Bay's struggling power play scored four times in Game 2 at Montreal